SC Testing Data & Projections (COVID-19)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021  
This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available. 

Testing

DHEC's Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours. Numerical, graphic and mapping summaries regarding testing and the number of observed and projected cases in South Carolina are shown below. Additional details concerning the distribution of cases can be found on the County-Level Data for COVID-19 page.

 

 

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 updates daily 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 April 20, 2021

Graphic of COVID-19 60-Day Date of Death Graphic 04.19.2021

 

 

Graphic of COVID-19 Cumulative Deaths by Date 04.19.2021

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

Last updated April 20, 2021. Updates occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

Graphic of COVID-19 Reported Deaths by Race 04.20.2021

 

 

 

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—April 4 - 19, 2021

 

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

 

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