Oct. 11 COVID-19 exchange: 1,017 new circumstances; eight deaths; 5.5% constructive – Charleston City Paper

COVID circumstances proceed to fall, nonetheless winter has consultants nervous

The number of new infections in South Carolina fell as soon as extra over the weekend, with the proportion of constructive infections falling to 5.5% primarily based totally on 28,719 assessments, primarily based on the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. But nicely being consultants are reminding residents that declining numbers don’t always indicate low numbers.

“Numbers are coming down, nonetheless don’t get too excited because of it’s nonetheless pretty extreme,” MUSC Health’s Dr. Michael Sweat talked about in an earlier October report. “It’s not time to put your masks away. We’re at a fairly extreme stage. It would possibly stabilize and by no means go all one of the best ways once more down.”

Other consultants all through the nation stage to closing winter’s upward sample in case numbers to higher motive for warning. National averages peaked at virtually 300,000 weekly infections in January, primarily based on a ABC News data. And compared with the an identical time closing 12 months, nationwide averages current current expenses at virtually twice as extreme as this time closing 12 months.

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina nicely being officers reported 1,252 complete circumstances of COVID-19 Oct. 11, with 1,017 confirmed. An entire of eight new deaths, all confirmed, had been moreover reported Monday.

With 28,719 assessments reported, 5.5% had been confirmed constructive.

Over the weekend, DHEC confirmed 2,355 new circumstances, with 1,286 confirmed Saturday and 1,069 confirmed Sunday. A complete of 70 new deaths had been confirmed over the weekend, with 42 deaths confirmed Saturday and 28 deaths confirmed Sunday.

Percentage of S.C. residents with not lower than one vaccine: 61.3%
Percentage of S.C. residents who’ve completed vaccination: 53.4%

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