What you need to know about COVID-19
Adults age 65 and older, and people with underlying conditions, are at greater risk for developing severely ill and should take extra precautions.
When around others, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid crowds and large gatherings. If you’re sick, stay at home.
Know your status. Get tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 mobile testing sites are operating in counties across the state. You can also get tested at a one of more than 100 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.
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:||168,990|
|Public Health Lab backlog:||0|
|Public Health Lab results:||24 - 48 hrs|
|Hospital beds occupied:||*|
|ICU beds occupied:||1,113*|
|ICU beds available:||321**|
|Patients hospitalized with COVID-19:||1,458|
|Patients in ICU with COVID-19:||355**|
|Ventilators in total:||*|
|Ventilators in use:||*|
|COVID-19 patients ventilated:||254**|
|Calls to Care Line:||55,061|
*DHEC is working with the S.C. Hospital Association to create a new process for gathering inpatient bed availability and occupancy from each hospital in the state. See the Total Hospital Bed Occupancy page for a complete update.
**Please note: Both adult and pediatric ICU beds are included.
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.