DHEC exceeds goal of testing 2% of population for COVID-19.


The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has exceeded its goal of testing 2% of the state's population, or 110,000 people, for COVID-19 by May 31.

DHEC announced Tuesday that 110,316 tests have been performed in South Carolina since May 1.

"We want South Carolinians to know that DHEC is doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19, and a key component of that is increasing our testing capacity," Rick Toomey, DHEC director, said in a news release."DHEC continues to work with federally qualified health centers, hospitals, and other community partners to expand COVID-19 testing across the state as part of our statewide testing strategy. Together, we can increase the availability of testing and help everyone continue to take the steps needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19."

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