Oct. 13 COVID-19 exchange: 546 new circumstances; 38 deaths; 7.6% optimistic – Charleston City Paper

State experiences fewest daily circumstances since July 2 days in a row

The Department of Health and Environmental Control reported fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 circumstances every Tuesday for the first time since July 20, and as soon as extra proper now, further solidifying a waning surge in infections in all probability pushed by the delta variant.

The precise number of delta circumstances is unknown because of solely a fraction of confirmed circumstances endure the strategy to search out out the variant of coronavirus that led to an an infection.

But many properly being specialists are reminding residents that now simply is not the time to relax, notably as a result of the pandemic ravages school-age children higher than ever. Children 10 and youthful made up 11.9% of the model new circumstances, whereas people between the ages of 11 and 20 made up an extra 16.1%. At the earlier peak of the pandemic between December and February, solely 5.8% of optimistic circumstances had been children 10 and beneath.

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina properly being officers reported 893 entire circumstances of COVID-19 Oct. 13, with 546 confirmed. A whole of 40 new deaths, 38 confirmed, had been moreover reported Wednesday.

With 12,893 checks reported, 7.6% had been confirmed optimistic.

Percentage of S.C. residents with on the very least one vaccine: 61.4%
Percentage of S.C. residents who’ve achieved vaccination: 53.5%



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