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South Carolina Daily COVID-19 Update (December 16, 2020)

December 16, 2020


COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has received a total of 42,900 Pfizer vaccines as of today, which completes the state's first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today.
Fifteen public health facilities received doses of the vaccine directly from the federal government since Monday and front-line medical workers continue to be vaccinated in accordance with the phase 1a vaccination guidance. This guidance follows federal recommendations for distributing the initial limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine.
States will receive additional allocations of vaccine each week. South Carolina expects its next doses to arrive early next week and anticipates receiving between 200,000-300,00 total doses by the end of the year.
DHEC will continue to provide regular updates on vaccine in South Carolina. A new online data set that provides vaccine-specific reporting will be finalized soon and is anticipated to be updated weekly. For the most current vaccine information, continue to visit

Today's cases and deaths (

Cumulative totals (

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 241,471/18,648
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,444/356
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,183,377

Testing opportunities (

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 314

Percent positive (

  • 11,786 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 20.6% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at The website is updated between 1 p.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekends. Visit for the latest vaccine information.

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