COVID-19 by the numbers for July 21

A total of 25 inpatients with COVID-19 are being cared for in two of our hospitals, and COVID-19 patients comprise 6 percent of all inpatients.

Of those 25 patients, 20 were not vaccinated, four were vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated. Two of our COVID-19 inpatients are on a ventilator, and 10 are in an ICU. An additional 11 patients are being cared for by our home health or hospice teams.

Among our COVID-19 inpatients:

  • one is 18-29 years old
  • one is 30-39 years old
  • four are 40-49 years old
  • five are 50-59 years old
  • nine are 60-69 years old
  • three are 70-79 years old
  • two are over 80 years old

Our current seven-day average is 12.7 percent while our 14-day average is 10.1 percent. We’re averaging 14.9 new cases per day during the past seven days.

This increase can be attributed partially to a change in RSFH screening protocol. Prior to June 30, we were performing COVID screening on asymptomatic patients who were coming to RSFH for an inpatient admission or procedure. Now we only test symptomatic and unvaccinated admissions.

Our overall positive rate since we started COVID-19 testing is 10.8 percent.

There have been 33,983,867 cases nationally with a total of 606,991 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Carolina has had 497,093 confirmed cases and 8,696 deaths.

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