COVID-19 Testing Data & Projections

Friday, June 18, 2021 
DHEC provides COVID-19 data and vaccine updates Monday through Friday at 1 p.m.


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.

Last updated June 18, 2021

COVID-19 60-Day Date of Death Graphic 06.16.2021



COVID-19 Cumulative Deaths by Date 06.16.2021

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

Last updated June 18, 2021. Updates occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

COVID-19 Reported Deaths by Race 06.18.2021




Positive Cases Indicated by 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 Rolling Heat Map shows all historic reported cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 14-Day Heat Map—June 3 - 17, 2021


COVID-19 Rolling Heat Map—March 4, 2020 - June 17, 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.

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.