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As of yesterday's report, Greenwood County had 21 additional confirmed cases in the county for a total of 1,255 cases confirmed since 21 March. Remember this is only those which have been confirmed and is for those who were tested a minimum of two days ago. This means there are others who have been tested and are in quarantine awaiting results. Additionally, an individual can be asymptomatic, (contagious but shows no symptoms), and may choose not to be tested.
The first 988 cases in Greenwood County were reported over 15 days ago, so there are 988 individuals who should have recovered from the virus. Additionally, Greenwood County has had 12 deaths due to the virus. This brings Greenwood County's remaining estimated total of active confirmed cases to 256. DHEC does not track recovered individuals by county, so this number is an estimate based on the following: Most individuals recover from the virus within this time frame.
From 20 July until 2 August (2 weeks), Greenwood has had 264 confirmed cases out of a population of 70,811. This equates to an incident rate of 372.8 per 100,000 individuals which is rated as high by SCDHEC. (Low = 50 or less; Medium = 51 - 200; High = 201 or more)
SCDHEC reported an additional 1,110 new confirmed cases in the state for a total of 91,257. Also, they reported 27 new confirmed deaths in the state for a total of 1,709. Please click this link to see the deaths by county. For additional information on underlying conditions or other information in this section, please call DHEC at 1-855- 472- 3432. SCDHEC has begun providing a number of probable cases and deaths. I will only be providing the confirmed numbers. Once a probable case or death is confirmed, they will add it to their confirmed total and I will report it.
SCDHEC is transitioning to a new reporting system and did not provide statewide numbers for hospital beds yesterday..
As of 25 July, Greenwood County has 176 of 362 hospital beds in use which is 48.6% utilization rate. As of 28 July, Self Regional reported 42 COVID-19 patients with 16 in ICU. Of these, 15 patients are on ventilation.
SCDHEC is finding an increased rate of individuals who do not have symptoms and don't know they are infectious as they have expanded testing. This increases the risk of spreading the virus. Over the past couple of weeks, Greenwood County has seen the number of cases of COVID-19 increase. In some cases, this was the result of individuals not social distancing or wearing masks. It is important we slow the spread of the virus by keeping 6 feet apart, washing our hands, avoiding large gatherings, remaining home when sick and wearing face coverings when in public facilities which do not allow for social distancing.
To view additional data see DHEC's COVID-19 webpage.
The following are the dates and locations for COVID-19 mobile test sites in Greenwood County. Self Regional events will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
3 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
6 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
10 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
13 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
17 August: 409 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, Self Regional
18 August: 409 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, Self Regional
19 August: 1000 South Main Street, Greenwood (South Main Street Baptist Church), 10 am – 4 pm, Carolina Health Centers
20 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
24 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
27 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional
31 August: 303 Alexander Avenue East, Greenwood, Self Regional