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.
What you need to know
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.
Before you act, know your symptoms so you can make the best decision for care.
Adults age 65 and older, and people with underlying conditions, should take extra precautions.
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.
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
|Public Health Lab tests:||99,409|
|Public Health Lab backlog:||0|
|Public Health Lab results:||24 - 48 hrs|
|Hospital beds occupied:||7,815|
|Patients hospitalized with COVID-19:||1,160|
|Calls to Care Line:||39,935|
Resources for the Community
Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
This collection of fact sheets, videos, social media graphics, and posters containing educational messages about COVID-19 are intended for printing and sharing.
This kit contains videos, photos, b-roll, news releases, and other information for use by members of the media.