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

November 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: 186,528/11,372
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 3,884/272
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 2,371,056

Testing opportunities (

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 293

Percent positive (

  • 7,894 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 13.8% percent positive

Facility reports

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