SC nears 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2,000 reported deaths


Summary generated on August 9, 2020

    Five months after South Carolina began reporting confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the state is nearing 100,000 confirmed cases and 2,000 related deaths.

    The percent of people testing positive daily for the virus continues to be high, though daily totals of confirmed cases have not been as high as in previous weeks.

    With continued community spread and increased testing, authorities said they expect to log 101,276 cases by week's end.

    Total number of cases in S.C.: 99,713, plus 722 probable cases.

    Total number of deaths in S.C.: 1,949, plus 82 probable deaths.

    Total number of tests in S.C.: 843,241.

    Charleston County led the state in new cases on Sunday with 105 positive tests.

    In addition to the 105 new cases counted in Charleston County on Sunday, Dorchester reported 40 new cases and Berkeley logged 26.

    Of the 18 confirmed deaths, six were 35 to 64 years old and 12 were 65 or older.

    Authorities are investigating to determine whether seven more new deaths were COVID-19 related.