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    12,720 individuals (88.6%) tested negative as virus free

7th straight day with no county covid-19 deaths

Highest single day case count since July 29 

SC covid-19 cases spiked dramatically Friday.

1,639 new confirmed cases and 81 probable cases made it the highest single day since July 29 when 1,666 cases were reported.

Lexington County had 73 new cases, Richland County and Columbia 103.

Highest in the state were 297 cases in Greenville County and 118 in York County.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control Saturday announced:

- 9 more confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths.

- None were in Lexington County or Columbia.

- Confirmed cases to date are 174,862, probable cases 9,880, confirmed deaths 3,756, and probable deaths 259.

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- As of Friday, 2,158,268 tests have been conducted in the state.

- 14,357 individual test results were reported to DHEC yesterday statewide.

Of those, the percent tested positive as infected was 11.4% or 1,637 individuals.

That means 12,720 individuals (88.6%) tested negative as virus free.

Be Positive You’re Negative 
DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you're negative by routinely getting tested if you're regularly out in the community.

It's especially important to get tested before and after holiday traveling or events.

Visit scdhec.gov/findatest for a testing location near you.

DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn't require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours.

DHEC's testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.

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