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Columbia, South Carolina (WSPA) – South Carolina also announced a change in the way positive rates are calculated, surpassing 400,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment (DHEC), there are 1,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with an additional 32 confirmed deaths.
Currently, there are 400,472 confirmed cases across the state, with 6,599 deaths.
DHEC has also changed the way it calculates positive rates for cases to be more closely consistent with how it calculates rates elsewhere in the country, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DHEC states that the new calculation method has a lower positive rate, but that does not mean that the level of community spread has decreased.
Of those reported on Tuesday (25,112), the percentage of positive tests was 8.8%.
Currently, 1,832 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these patients, 401 are in the ICU and 245 are on mechanical ventilation.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, South Carolina currently has a total of 5,026,688 tests.
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