South Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in South Carolina: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2021
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2022
5,000
10,000
15,000 cases
7–day average
742

Tests

Apr. 2020 May 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 May 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 May 2022
Daily Avg. on May 21 14-Day Change Total Reported
Cases 742 +98% 1,487,728
Tests 4,759 +15%
Hospitalized 167 +32%
In I.C.U.s 22 +50%
Deaths 3 –66% 17,869
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). Tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U.s and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization and I.C.U. data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Daily new hospital admissions by age in South Carolina

This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.

  • Under 18
  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • All ages
Oct. 2020
Jan. 2021
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan. 2022
Apr.
10 daily admissions
20 daily admissions
30 daily admissions per 100,000
About this data Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
Few or no cases
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
68%
57%
5 and up
72%
61%
65 and up
95%
88%

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About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 742 cases per day were reported in South Carolina in the last week. Cases have increased by 98 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 66 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 1,487,728 reported cases. At least 1 in 288 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 17,869 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while September 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in South Carolina.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
68%
57%
5 and up
72%
61%
65 and up
95%
88%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 742 cases per day were reported in South Carolina in the last week. Cases have increased by 98 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 66 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 1,487,728 reported cases. At least 1 in 288 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 17,869 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while September 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in South Carolina.

How trends have changed in South Carolina

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2021
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2022
5,000
10,000
15,000 cases
7–day average
742
Tests by day
Apr. 2020
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2021
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2022
20,000
40,000 tests
7–day average
0
Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s
Early data may be incomplete.
Apr. 2020
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2021
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2022
1,000
2,000 hospitalized
Hospitalized
In I.C.U.s
167
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2021
Aug.
Dec.
Apr. 2022
50
100 deaths
7–day average
3
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and tests are counted based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Average cases per capita in South Carolina

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About the data

In data for South Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data once a week. It released new data daily until June 12, 2021, and new data all weekdays until March 15, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 24, 2022 to Jan. 25, 2022: South Carolina was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Jan. 3, 2022: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • July 19, 2021: South Carolina removed several deaths and announced that deaths will be updated weekly.
  • March 18, 2021: The daily testing count includes many older negative tests.
  • Feb. 1, 2021: South Carolina announced a backlog of deaths, most of which had occurred earlier in January.
  • Jan. 28, 2021: South Carolina announced a backlog of deaths, most of which had occurred earlier in January.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: South Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • Dec. 27, 2020: South Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on Christmas.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: South Carolina reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 22, 2020: South Carolina added approximately 2,000 cases from one laboratory. The cases are from testing that occurred March 18 through Sept. 17.
  • July 16, 2020: South Carolina added many deaths from earlier in June and July.
  • June 17, 2020: South Carolina added probable cases and deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for South Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data once a week. It released new data daily until June 12, 2021, and new data all weekdays until March 15, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 24, 2022 to Jan. 25, 2022: South Carolina was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Jan. 3, 2022: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: South Carolina did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • July 19, 2021: South Carolina removed several deaths and announced that deaths will be updated weekly.
  • March 18, 2021: The daily testing count includes many older negative tests.
  • Feb. 1, 2021: South Carolina announced a backlog of deaths, most of which had occurred earlier in January.
  • Jan. 28, 2021: South Carolina announced a backlog of deaths, most of which had occurred earlier in January.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: South Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • Dec. 27, 2020: South Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on Christmas.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: South Carolina reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 22, 2020: South Carolina added approximately 2,000 cases from one laboratory. The cases are from testing that occurred March 18 through Sept. 17.
  • July 16, 2020: South Carolina added many deaths from earlier in June and July.
  • June 17, 2020: South Carolina added probable cases and deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.