Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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What you need to know about COVID-19

Adults age 65 and older, and people with underlying conditions, are at greater risk for developing severely ill and should take extra precautions.

Wear a face mask

Wearing a face mask decreases the risk of spreading COVID-19. Wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose when around others and in public settings like a grocery or parking lot.

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Get Tested

Know your status. Get tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 mobile testing sites are operating in counties across the state. You can also get tested at a one of more than 100 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.

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Have a general question about COVID-19? Call the DHEC Care Line at 
1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

For mental health or substance abuse services related to COVID-19 call the statewide support line 24/7
at 1-844-724-6737 (1-844-SC-HOPES).

COVID-19 in South Carolina

Total tests: 835,115
Public Health Lab tests: 175,179
Public Health Lab backlog: 0
Public Health Lab results: 24 - 48 hrs
Hospital beds occupied: 8,503
Beds available: 1,879
ICU beds occupied: 1,105
ICU beds available: 356
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19: 1,402
Patients in ICU with COVID-19: 357
Ventilators in total:  1,585
Ventilators in use: 552
COVID-19 patients ventilated: 234
Calls to Care Line: 56,368


Resources for the Community


Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Communication Resources

Digital Press Kit

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

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Other State & Federal Resources


Career of Service COVID-19 COVID-19 Resources Statewide