Beaufort County had 22 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to the county to 332, according to state health officials.
On Friday, health officials reported 8 cases of county news.
Case numbers represent people who have been tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic in March. It also includes residents recovering or dying.
The 22 new cases are spread throughout the county.
According to zip code data, there are eight new cases in Bluffton; six in Beaufort; three in Burton; and one each at Lady̵7;s Island and at Okatie, Hilton Head, Port Royal, and Yemassee.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environment did not report any new coronavirus-related deaths Saturday in the county.
Statewide, DHEC said there were 248 new cases and three additional deaths. The total number of South Carolinians who tested positive for COVID-19 was 9,895, according to the latest figures. The health agency said 425 people died after contracting the virus.
The announcement comes days after the State newspaper, The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette reported more than a third of those deaths were nursing residents, most focusing on a small number of facilities that cannot contain COVID-19 explosions.
All public access to Hilton Head Island and parking is open beginning Friday, and announced by S.C. Henry McMaster said tourist attractions could work again.
Here is the death of Beaufort County recorded by the coroner’s office until Saturday, May 23:
- An 81-year-old Beaufort man died on March 30.
- A 72-year-old Beaufort man died March 31.
- An 86-year-old Hilton Head Island man died April 3.
- An 89-year-old Hilton Head woman died April 4.
- An 83-year-old Lady Lady died on April 7.
- A 75-year-old Bluffton man died April 9.
- A 71-year-old Hilton Head died on April 12.
- A 93-year-old Bluffton man died April 13.
- An 80-year-old Okatie man died April 19.
- An 80-year-old Yemassee died on April 23
- An 84-year-old Beaufort man died April 28
- A 79-year-old Bluffton woman died May 4.
Cases by ZIP code
Beaufort County can have as many as 2,371 undiagnosed cases, DHEC officials said.
Positive cases are those in which a patient is diagnosed and diagnosed with coronavirus. Due to the lack of access to the trial, state health officials said that for each confirmed case, there could be up to nine people infected but not yet diagnosed.
DHEC totals can have small increases and decreases daily as officials see data differences.
The cases include anyone who has been tested positive since the onset of the pandemic. The data also includes those who recovered or died. According to DHEC, the numbers are current through May 23.
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