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South Carolina releases vaccine update, latest case numbers for Dec. 16, 2020 – WYFF4 Greenville

South Carolina releases vaccine update, latest case numbers for Dec. 16, 2020

South Carolina has received a total of 42,900 Pfizer vaccines as of Wednesday, which completes the state’s first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Wednesday. DHEC said 15 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. States will receive additional allocations of vaccine each week. South Carolina expects its next doses to arrive early next week and anticipates receiving between 200,000-300,000 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 scdhec.gov/vaxfacts. Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19) New confirmed/probable total cases: 2,424/80 Summary click here New confirmed/probable total deaths: 42/2 Summary click here Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)Confirmed and probable cases: 241,471/18,648 Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,444/356 Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,183,377Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)Testing opportunities available statewide: 314Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)11,786 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests) 20.6% percent positiveFacility reportsHospital data (daily): scdhec.gov/COVID19hospitals Extended care facility data (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Assisted living visitation status (Tuesdays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Private, public and charter schools (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/schoolsThe information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccinefor the latest vaccine information.Additional information and resourcesscemd.org scdmh.net accelerate.sc.gov

South Carolina has received a total of 42,900 Pfizer vaccines as of Wednesday, which completes the state’s first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Wednesday.

DHEC said 15 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.

States will receive additional allocations of vaccine each week. South Carolina expects its next doses to arrive early next week and anticipates receiving between 200,000-300,000 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 scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • 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 (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 314

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 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 scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccinefor the latest vaccine information.

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