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South Carolina Daily COVID-19 Update (December 17, 2020)

December 17, 2020


COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates.

Today's cases and deaths (

Cumulative totals (

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 243,583/19,191
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,484/359
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,207,401

Testing opportunities (

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 317

Percent positive (

  • 8,357 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 24.2% percent positive

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