Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

DHEC continues to work with federal, state and local partners as it investigates COVID-19 cases in South Carolina. DHEC’s top priority remains protecting the public during this national and state emergency.

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What you need to know

Practice social distancing

We tend to spend the most amount of time interacting with those who live closest to us. When around others, keep 6 feet between you when possible. If you’re sick, stay at home and don’t attend public gatherings.

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Call ahead

If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, please call your healthcare provider.

Please also see our listing of telehealth virtual care providers in South Carolina. To find a screening or testing site near you, click here.

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Have a general question about COVID-19? Call the DHEC Care Line at 
1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

For mental health or substance abuse services related to COVID-19 call the statewide support line 24/7
at 1-844-724-6737 (1-844-SC-HOPES).

COVID-19 in South Carolina

Total tests: 488,221
Public Health Lab tests: 111,543
Public Health Lab backlog: 0
Public Health Lab results: 24 - 48 hrs*
Hospital beds occupied: 7,734
Beds available: 2,871
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19: 1,324
Calls to Care Line: 43,255
* Due to increased testing, there may be delay of 1-2 days on results.


Resources for the Community


Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Communication Resources

Digital Press Kit

This kit contains videos, photos, b-roll, news releases, and other information for use by members of the media.

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Other State & Federal Resources


Career of Service COVID-19 Statewide