Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

November 24, 2020

Updated Nov 24, 2020 at 8:14 am

The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates.

South Carolina Sees Increased COVID-19 Testing in Advance of Thanksgiving; Masks and Social Distancing Remain Key in Stopping Disease Spread
(November 23, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 23, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 22, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 21, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 20, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 19, 2020)

DHEC Debuting Concise COVID-19 Update Friday, November 13; Latest COVID-19 Update (November 11, 2020)

DHEC Launches New Key Indicators Dashboard; Latest COVID-19 Update (October 23, 2020)

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (October 22, 2020)

DHEC Publishes South Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan; Latest COVID-19 Update (October 16, 2020)

New COVID Testing Site in Columbia

DHEC Updates Guidance on Testing Asymptomatic Persons for SARS-CoV-2 (October 5, 2020)

DHEC’s Third Data Analysis of Mask Ordinances Continues to Show Effectiveness of Masks (September 18, 2020)

CDC Updates Criteria for Tracking and Reporting COVID-19 Cases

DHEC Launches COVID-19 Pledge Project for South Carolina’s Business Community (September 8, 2020)

DHEC Provides Online Reporting of COVID-19 Cases among Public and Private Schools (September 4, 2020)

Dr. Bell: “Data shows that wearing face masks works”

DHEC Encourages South Carolinians to Respond to Legitimate COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Stay Vigilant Against Scams

South Carolinians Encouraged to Take Action to Fight the Spread(Aug. 8, 2020)

SC Demographic Data (COVID-19)

DHEC is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). DHEC is investigating cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, MUSC Health encourages you to do a free virtual visit and use the promo code “COVID19.”


If you are concerned about your health or are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please call your personal doctor or healthcare provider. They can evaluate the cause of your illness and, if appropriate, can discuss testing for COVID-19 with DHEC. If you meet the criteria for testing, DHEC will help arrange testing with your healthcare provider.

For general questions about COVID-19, the DHEC Care Line is here to help. Call 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.