First child dies due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says – WYFF4 Greenville

Kid dies due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says

Updated: 6:56 PM EDT Jul 11, 2020

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) revealed the very first pediatric death related to COVID-19 in South Carolina on Saturday.Officials say the child was under the age of five and was from the Midlands area.
“Today, we mourn the loss of among our kids to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a kid under any scenarios, and specifically so during a time when we have actually all lost a lot already,” said Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director.”Our state is in an alarming situation and we will continue to grieve the loss of parents, grandparents, children, friends and next-door neighbors till each and every one of us steps up to do what is right, not just for ourselves however for others. Nobody is immune to this deadly disease, but we each have the power to affect the path this pandemic takes in South Carolina. Selecting to use a mask and maintain physical range today will not only assist alter the course of the pandemic in South Carolina, it will assist conserve the lives of those around us.”Saturday also marked the highest variety of reported favorable cases of COVID-19 at 2,239, the greatest reported in a day by more than 300 cases. The percent positive for Friday was likewise the greatest to date, at 22.2%. Authorities state since June 1, there has actually been a 436.5% boost in newly reported COVID-19 cases among the 21-30 age, representing 22% of total validated cases in the state, which is the biggest percentage by age group.DHEC also revealed 18 extra validated deaths, and four new possible deaths. There are presently 1,396 hospital beds inhabited by patients who have actually either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.This brings the total number of validated cases to 54,538, possible cases to 146, validated deaths to 940 and 11 probable deaths. Eleven of the confirmed deaths occurred in elderly people from Aiken (1 ), Charleston (5 ), Dillon (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), and Richland (1) counties, and 5 of the deaths took place in middle-aged individuals from Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties. One death happened in a young person from Horry (1 ), and one death occurred in a child from Chester (1) county.The four likely deaths occurred in individuals from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The number of brand-new verified cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, an overall of 533,738 tests have actually been carried out in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Projections and information website. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is checking specimens 7 days a week, and the general public Health Laboratorys existing timeframe for providing results to healthcare companies is 24-48 hours.Percent Positive Test Trends amongst Reported COVID-19 CasesThe overall variety of individual test results reported to DHEC Friday statewide was 10,083 (not including antibody tests) and the percent favorable of those tests was 22.2%. More than 80 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our ongoing efforts to increase screening in rural and underserved neighborhoods across the state, DHEC is working with neighborhood partners to establish mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these neighborhoods. Presently, there are 84 mobile testing occasions arranged through August 1 with brand-new testing occasions included regularly. Find a mobile testing center occasion near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.Residents can also get evaluated at one of 172 long-term COVID-19 screening centers across the state. See scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for more details.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the very first pediatric death connected with COVID-19 in South Carolina on Saturday.Officials state the kid was under the age of five and was from the Midlands region. “Today, we grieve the loss of one of our children to this infection. It is heart-wrenching to lose a kid under any circumstances, and particularly so throughout a time when we have actually all lost so much currently,” stated Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director.”Our state remains in an alarming circumstance and we will continue to mourn the loss of parents, grandparents, children, friends and neighbors until each and every one of us steps up to do what is right, not simply for ourselves but for others. Nobody is immune to this lethal illness, however we each have the power to affect the path this pandemic takes in South Carolina. Choosing to use a mask and maintain physical distance today will not only help alter the course of the pandemic in South Carolina, it will assist save the lives of those around us.”Saturday also marked the greatest number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 at 2,239, the highest reported in a day by more than 300 cases. The percent favorable for Friday was likewise the highest to date, at 22.2%. Officials state given that June 1, there has actually been a 436.5% increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases among the 21-30 age group, representing 22% of total verified cases in the state, which is the biggest portion by age group.DHEC likewise announced 18 additional confirmed deaths, and four new probable deaths. There are presently 1,396 hospital beds inhabited by clients who have actually either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those clients are on ventilators.This brings the total variety of verified cases to 54,538, likely cases to 146, confirmed deaths to 940 and 11 possible deaths. Eleven of the validated deaths took place in elderly people from Aiken (1 ), Charleston (5 ), Dillon (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), and Richland (1) counties, and five of the deaths took place in middle-aged individuals from Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties. One death took place in a young person from Horry (1 ), and one death happened in a child from Chester (1) county.The 4 likely deaths occurred in individuals from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The number of new validated cases by county are noted below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, a total of 533,738 tests have actually been performed in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections web page. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is running extended hours and is testing specimens 7 days a week, and the Public Health Laboratorys present timeframe for providing results to health care companies is 24-48 hours.Percent Positive Test Trends amongst Reported COVID-19 CasesThe overall number of private test results reported to DHEC Friday statewide was 10,083 (not consisting of antibody tests) and the percent favorable of those tests was 22.2%. More than 80 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our continuous efforts to increase testing in rural and underserved communities across the state, DHEC is dealing with neighborhood partners to set up mobile screening centers that bring screening to these neighborhoods. Currently, there are 84 mobile screening occasions scheduled through August 1 with new testing occasions added frequently. Discover a mobile testing clinic occasion near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.Residents can likewise get tested at one of 172 irreversible COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. Check out scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for additional information.

There are presently 1,396 medical facility beds inhabited by clients who have actually either evaluated positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.This brings the total number of verified cases to 54,538, possible cases to 146, verified deaths to 940 and 11 possible deaths. One death took place in a young adult from Horry (1 ), and one death took place in a child from Chester (1) county.The four possible deaths happened in individuals from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The number of new validated cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, a total of 533,738 tests have actually been conducted in the state. Officials say given that June 1, there has actually been a 436.5% increase in recently reported COVID-19 cases among the 21-30 age group, representing 22% of overall verified cases in the state, which is the largest percentage by age group.DHEC also revealed 18 extra confirmed deaths, and four brand-new probable deaths. There are presently 1,396 health center beds inhabited by clients who have either tested favorable or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.This brings the overall number of verified cases to 54,538, possible cases to 146, validated deaths to 940 and 11 probable deaths. One death occurred in a young adult from Horry (1 ), and one death occurred in a child from Chester (1) county.The four possible deaths occurred in individuals from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The number of brand-new confirmed cases by county are noted below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, an overall of 533,738 tests have been performed in the state.

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