Total number of COVID-19 cases in schools in South Carolina exceeds 1,000 | Coronavirus

The total number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina’s K-12 schools last month reached 1,042 on Monday, according to a Tuesday report from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

DHEC has maintained a cumulative COVID-19 case count in schools since September 4 on its website. The data includes coronavirus positive students and school staff who joined a school or school activity during the infectious period.

According to the report, 741 students and 301 school officials reported attending school in South Carolina as a positive COVID-19.

This week’s count is in line with the general trend since the beginning of September. Each week, the total number of coronavirus cases in schools across the state increased by about 200.

This week’s count has increased by 221 cases from last Tuesday’s report of 821 cases.

Of the 23 public and private schools in Aiken County that have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past month, only Byrd Elementary is new to Tuesday’s report list.

  1. Aiken High (five students, <5 teachers)
  2. Belvedere Elementary (<5 students)
  3. Byrd Elementary (<5 students)
  4. Grace Child Development Center (<5 students)
  5. Graniteville Elementary (<5 students)
  6. Greendale Elementary (<5 students)
  7. Hammond Hill Elementary (<5 teachers)
  8. Jefferson Elementary (<5 students)
  9. Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle (<5 students)
  10. Episcopal Mead Hall School (<5 students)
  11. Midland Valley High (<5 students)
  12. Mossy Creek Elementary (<5 teachers)
  13. New Ellenton STEAM Magnet Middle (<5 students)
  14. North Aiken Elementary (<5 students)
  15. North Augusta Elementary (<5 students, <5 teachers)
  16. North Augusta High (<5 students, <5 teachers)
  17. Oakwood-Windsor Elementary (<5 teachers)
  18. Paul Knox Middle (<5 students, <5 teachers)
  19. Redcliffe Elementary (<5 students)
  20. Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle (<5 students)
  21. South Aiken High (<5 students, <5 teachers)
  22. Wagener-Salley High (<5 students)
  23. Warrenville Elementary (<5 students, <5 teachers)

In Edgefield County, the only school with reported cases is Strom Thurmond High, with less than five student cases, according to DHEC.

Less than five cases have been reported at Barnwell High, Williston-Elko High, Guinyard-Butler Middle, Kelly Edwards Elementary and Barnwell Career Center.

DHEC notes that the report does not mean that students and staff contracted the virus at school.

“Unlike a nursing home, where residents live in the facility, students, teachers and teachers come and go from school and are active in their community and can come into contact with the virus outside the school environment,” says DHEC in your site.

To view the DHEC report twice a week for COVID-19 cases in schools, visit