South Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in South Carolina: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
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Jul.
Aug.
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7–day average
1,013

Tests

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2021
Daily Avg. on Oct. 22 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 1,013 –48% 891,072
tests 22,113 Flat
hospitalized 953 –38%
deaths 34 –33% 13,472
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization 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
10
20
30 daily admissions per 100,000
Oct. 2020
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb. 2021
Mar.
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May
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Oct.
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
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
57%
49%
12 and up
66%
58%
65 and up
93%
82%

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About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The “all ages” group is based on all residents including children under 12, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Mask mandates and guidance

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masking indoors in 98 percent of counties regardless of individuals’ vaccination status.
  • State officials have rejected or banned mask mandates.
  • School mask mandates are banned by state officials.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
57%
49%
12 and up
66%
58%
65 and up
93%
82%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The “all ages” group is based on all residents including children under 12, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Mask mandates and guidance

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masking indoors in 98 percent of counties regardless of individuals’ vaccination status.
  • State officials have rejected or banned mask mandates.
  • School mask mandates are banned by state officials.

How trends have changed in South Carolina

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
7–day average
1,013
Tests by day
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
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Jul.
Aug.
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7–day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
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Jul.
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Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
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Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
7–day average
953
New reported deaths by day
50
100 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
7–day average
34
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. 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. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported.

Outbreak clusters

In the first year of the pandemic, The Times tracked cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
NHC Healthcare Center Anderson, S.C. 267
Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Lexington, S.C. 242
Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Health Care Chapin, S.C. 205
NHC Healthcare Lexington West Columbia, S.C. 189
Sandpiper Rehab & Nursing Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 180
White Oak Manor - Lancaster nursing home Lancaster, S.C. 165
Brushy Creek Post Acute nursing home Greer, S.C. 154
Magnolia Manor rehabilitation and skilled nursing Inman, S.C. 145
NHC HealthCare Center Greenwood Greenwood, S.C. 144
White Oak Manor - Rock Hill nursing home Rock Hill, S.C. 141
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for South Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Prior to June 12, 2021, it released new data daily. 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
  • 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.

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.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser, Sydney Jones and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for South Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Prior to June 12, 2021, it released new data daily. 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
  • 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.