COVID-19 Testing Data & Projections

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 
Updated Monday-Friday


Laboratories are required to report every positive and negative COVID-19 test result for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours. DHEC investigates every confirmed and probable case of COVID-19. Find more information about COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations, demographics and more on the County-Level Data for COVID-19 dashboard.



COVID-19 Deaths in South Carolina Over the Previous 60 Days, by Date of Death

To clearly provide the actual dates of COVID-19-related deaths, DHEC provides this graph representing COVID-19 Deaths in South Carolina by Date of Death. This data visualization provides the date that COVID-19 deaths occurred, not the day they were announced, as there can sometimes be a delay in when a death occurred to when it is confirmed and reported publicly. For better visibility, this graph has been updated to show the previous 60 days.

Updated on Tuesdays

COVID-19 60-Day Date of Death Graphic 10.17.2021



COVID-19 Cumulative Deaths by Date 10.17.2021

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COVID-19 Reported Deaths in South Carolina by Age and Race

Updated on Tuesdays

COVID-19 Reported Deaths by Race 10.19.2021




Positive Cases Indicated by 14-Day Heat Map

The 14-day heat map displays the most recent reported cases during the past 14-day period and estimates where the current burden is due to recently reported cases. The cumulative heat map is no longer updated as of June 25, 2021.



References for Modeling and Projecting COVID-19 Cases, Deaths and Hospitalizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled predictive modeling resources for use by the public that provide information for forecasting

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. There are various methods for developing models and projections. Learn more and access the CDC resource here.

COVID-19 14-Day Heat Map—Oct. 10 - Oct. 24, 2021

Beginning Oct. 12, two projection charts previously included on this page—Observed and Projected SC COVID-19 Cases by Week and South Carolina’s Projected Case Rates per 100,000 Compared, Selected Severely Impacted States—and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's projections are replaced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecasting for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as follows:

Using a single source for projection data—the CDC—instead of comparing the two DHEC-developed projection charts and the IHME-developed projections provides a more comprehensive overview and more accurate comparisons.