ByLive 5 Web Staff|December 13, 2020 at 12:10 PM EST - Updated December 13 at 12:10 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - State health officials reported 2,924 new COVID-19 daily cases in South Carolina on Sunday.
Sunday’s report represented the results of 13,749 individual tests, which is the most new test results reported in a day statewide with an overall positive rate of 21.3%.
DHEC’s report showed 2,924 confirmed cases, 61 probable new cases, 44 confirmed deaths and 11 probable deaths in the state.
DHEC Interim Public Health Director Dr. Brannon Traxler said South Carolina, like many other states, is currently experiencing a worsening of the the pandemic.
“While the arriving vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, it will be months before there is enough vaccine available for everyone. It is incumbent upon all of us to continue to take actions aimed at saving lives,” Traxler said.
State public health officials are continuing to urge all South Carolinians to continue to act to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following steps: wear a face mask, social distance from others by at least six feet, get tested and staying home when you’re sick, and limit contact with those outside your household.
“No one else should have to die at the hands of this silent killer,” said Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist. “It is within all of our powers to stop COVID-19. As we each wait patiently for our turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, let’s keep doing our part by wearing our masks and practicing social distancing.”
Today’s report brings the total to 234,392 confirmed cases in the state, 17,814 probable cases; 4,387 confirmed deaths and 352 probable deaths.
A total of 3,096,815 COVID-19 tests have been performed for South Carolinians.
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