Beaufort County had 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 332, according to state health officials.
On Friday, health officials reported 8 news cases in the county.
The case numbers represent people who have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic in March. It also includes residents who have recovered or died.
The 22 new cases were spread throughout the county.
According to postal code information, there were eight new cases in Bluffton; sex in Beaufort; three in Burton; and one on each on Lady̵
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control did not report any new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday in the county.
Across the state, DHEC said there were 248 new cases and three more deaths. The total number of southern carolines that have tested positive for COVID-19 is 9,895, according to the latest figures. The Health Bureau said that 425 people have died after receiving the virus.
The announcement comes a few days after the state newspaper, The Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette reported that more than one-third of these deaths were nursing, the majority being concentrated in a small handful of facilities that could not contain COVID-19 outbreaks.
All public openings and parking spaces on Hilton Head Island were open as of Friday, and S.G. Henry McMaster announced that tourist attractions could work again.
Here is the Beaufort County death recorded by the coroner’s office since Saturday, May 23:
- An 81-year-old Beaufort man died on March 30.
- A 72-year-old Beaufort man who died on March 31.
- An 86-year-old man from Hilton Head Island who died April 3.
- An 89-year-old Hilton Head woman who died April 4.
- An 83-year-old Lady’s Island woman who died April 7.
- A 75-year-old Bluffton man, however, April 9.
- A 71-year-old Hilton Head man, however, April 12.
- A 93-year-old Bluffton man, however, April 13.
- An 80-year-old Okatie man, however, April 19.
- An 80-year-old Yemassee man, however, April 23
- An 84-year-old Beaufort man, however, April 28
- A 79-year-old Bluffton woman who died May 4.
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Beaufort County can have as many as 2,371 undiagnosed cases, say DHEC officials.
Positive cases are those where a patient has been tested and diagnosed with coronavirus. Due to a lack of access to tests, state health officials have said that for every confirmed case, there may be up to nine people who are infected but have not been tested.
DHEC’s totals may have small increases and decreases day by day as officials find discrepancies in the data.
The cases include everyone who has tested positive since the pandemic began. The data also includes those who have recovered or died. According to DHEC, these figures are current as of May 23.
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