Why DHEC Says Covid Vaccination and Mask are The Key to Ending Pandemic

DHEC held a press conference today addressing the rise of Covid infections in South Carolina and in our schools.
Read their new school guidance here.

Key Points

  • Mask Requirements May Be Issued on a Per Case Basis
  • DHEC wants local school districts to be able to issue mask mandates on a per case basis
  • DHEC cannot project a winter surge in Covid, however, increasing vaccination rates would help curb future Covid surges
  • Vaccines and Mask are key to ending the pandemic
  • DHEC: It is frustrating to have the answers to the pandemic and see them not implemented
  • Children under 12 to age 6 may get the green-light for Covid vaccination in late Fall
  • DHEC encourages all to get the Flu Shot starting now. You can get both the Covid and Flu shot at the same time.
  • SC Current rate of Covid vaccination is increasing and is now up to 9264 vaccine doses given per week

Watch the Press Conference

Reported Wednesday, September 08, 2021 11:22 a.m.

Data as of Monday, September 06, 2021 11:59 p.m.

COVID-19NewTotal
Confirmed Cases 2,167627,981
Probable Cases 830148,361
Confirmed Deaths 229,604
Probable Deaths 31,392
Molecular Test Results 20,211 
Total Tests 9,925,162
Percent Positive 14.2% 

Reported Wednesday, September 08, 2021 11:22 a.m.

SC Reported 2997 New Cases Wednesday

Data as of Monday, September 06, 2021 11:59 p.m.

COVID-19NewTotal
Confirmed Cases 2,167627,981
Probable Cases 830148,361
Confirmed Deaths 229,604
Probable Deaths 31,392
Molecular Test Results 20,211 
Total Tests 9,925,162
Percent Positive 14.2% 

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