Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Phase 1B

All South Carolinians aged 16 and up are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

Make an appointment by visiting If you need help, call 1-866-365-8110. 


Our top priority is to save lives. We are vaccinating those at highest risk for serious illness and death, and those at increased job risk first.


Many of DHEC’s COVID-19 testing options are fast, convenient, and no cost to you. Help protect yourself and others by preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Protect Yourself & Your Family

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are still at high levels. Take the steps below to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

Stay 6 feet apart

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you. Also, avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

Get tested

If you are out in the community, DHEC recommends that you get tested often. At least once a month or sooner if someone you’ve been around tests positive or if you develop symptoms

COVID-19 Data

Reported Monday, April 19, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Data as of Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:59 p.m.

COVID-19 New Total
Confirmed Cases  518 476,123
Probable Cases  242 93,909
Confirmed Deaths  13 8,235
Probable Deaths  3 1,117
Molecular Test Results  15,887  
Total Tests    7,184,091
Percent Positive  4.4%  

Home & Community

DHEC’s top priority remains protecting the public. Keep your home and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic with these resources.

Healthcare Professionals

DHEC is providing helpful COVID-19 resources for healthcare professionals including physicians, health care facilities, long-term care facilities, hospitals and first responders.

Vaccine Provider Guidance

Vaccination providers are fundamental to COVID-19 vaccination plans. Find key resources for providing South Carolina's vaccination providers with the most current information available.

Digital Press Kit

This kit contains videos, photos, b-roll, news releases, and other information for use by members of the media.

Education & Outreach Materials

This collection of fact sheets, videos, social media graphics, and posters containing educational messages about COVID-19 are intended for printing and sharing.


Career of Service COVID-19 Statewide