October 15, 2021
Oct. 15 COVID-19 exchange: 987 new circumstances; 106 deaths; 6.4% optimistic – Charleston City Paper
DHEC recommends vaccines, even when in case you might have already had COVID
The Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends that every one residents of South Carolina get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, even when in case you might have been beforehand contaminated.
Data from DHEC signifies larger than 200,000 South Carolinians have some kind of pure immunity to the sickness after having been contaminated within the latest surge. State effectively being officers say people who have obtained the shot have a larger chance of avoiding an an infection than people who rely on pure immunity.
Research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveals the size of pure immunity from earlier an an infection, although nonetheless beneath scrutiny, is suspected to persist for spherical 90 days in most people.
DHEC is doubling down on vaccination suggestion as we head into the winter months, every on account of colder local weather rising an an infection prices and flu season threatening a “twindemic.”
Latest COVID-19 info
South Carolina effectively being officers reported 1,333 full circumstances of COVID-19 Oct. 15, with 987 confirmed. An entire of 119 new deaths, 106 confirmed, have been moreover reported Friday.
With 23,349 exams reported, 6.4% have been confirmed optimistic.
Percentage of S.C. residents with on the very least one vaccine: 61.6%
Percentage of S.C. residents who’ve completed vaccination: 53.8%