South Carolina still lags behind the vast majority of States. In total, South Carolina has tested 102,535 people for COVID-19 and 8,189 (or about 8 percent) of those tests were positive. SCDHEC officials reported a daily average of 175 new cases and nine additional deaths per day. Gov. Henry McMaster promised to expand COVID-19 testing in South Carolina and to test 2 percent of the population by June. He has a long way to go to fulfill that promise. While testing numbers increased, the number of positive COVID-19 cases also increased which is no surprise.
South Carolina has in fact ranked at the bottom of the barrel (between No. 45 and No. 49) in COVID-19 testing per capita.
SCDHEC projects that South Carolina will have a seen a total of 10,493 positive COVID-19 cases by May 30. Best case scenario is that 500 more South Carolinians will die by August 1. Stay safe out there.