Valley Stream, New York 2021-09-15 18:28:47 –
Spartanburg, South Carolina (WSPA) – South Carolina health leaders have reported -138-covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. At today’s state-wide briefing, DHEC officials also discussed new ways of reporting cases at school.
The DHEC School Dashboard Number was originally obtained from a DHEC survey, and as of today, K to 12 public, private and charter school weekly reports are sent directly to DHEC by the school system.
The Pfizer vaccine is expected to be available to children under the age of 12 by Halloween, and the DHEC is expected to be available throughout the state as soon as possible.
“Once the vaccine is approved by the FDA for use by people under the age of 12, DHEC guarantees that sufficient vaccines are available to meet the expected high demand for vaccines. Work to do. “
Dr. Jane Kelly, assistant state epidemiologist at DHEC, said.
For fully vaccinated people with a weakened immune system, a third dose shot has been approved by the FDA. The booster is designed for the general public and has not been approved by the FDA to date.
“There are subtle differences between booster and the third dose of the vaccine. They are exactly the same vaccine, but at different times,” said Dr. Kelly.
Tests are increasing across the state, but new variants have been identified in Augusta, Georgia.
However, the CDC has not received reports of new variants in South Carolina.
South Carolina’s delta varieties are still low, but officials say there’s a reason they’re still cautious.
“Thankfully, the number of early cases has decreased. We can’t say we’re around the corner yet …
Increased vaccination and masking are the keys to defeating covid-19, “Dr. Kelly said.
South Carolina DHEC officials will meet with the Senate Medical Committee in Washington, DC to discuss the Senate’s investigation into alternative treatments for covid.
Link to SC DHEC Covid Dashboard: South Carolina COVID-19 Data and Dashboard | SCDHEC
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