Berkeley County is seeing the lowest Covid-19 numbers in the Charleston metro area, report

The Covid-19 spread is not going to slow down anytime soon despite the fact that South Carolina Covid-19 numbers are going down in the last couple of weeks following the Delta wave.

According to the latest daily report provided by DHEC on Tuesday, Palmetto State added 382 new cases and two more deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 724,601 Covid-19 cases reported and 12,016 Covid-19 related deaths.

The latest data shows that more than 46 million people across the country have been infected with the virus, while nearly 750,000 died as a result of the Covid-19.

When it comes to Charleston metro area, until November 8, 130,579 COVID-19 cases have been reported and that is 17,198 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area. The national average is lower compared to Charleston metro area numbers, sitting at 14,078 cases per 100,000 people.

Despite the fact that the Charleston metro area numbers per 100,000 people are higher compared to the national average so far, there are areas within the metro area that are doing better in terms of Covid-19 numbers, compared to some other areas within the Charleston metro area.

The data provided by DHEC shows that Berkeley County has the best numbers within the Charleston metro area. That said, Berkeley County added a total of 31,136 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic last year, which is 14,893 per 100,000 people, far below compared to the Charleston metro area average numbers.

Furthermore, Berkeley County is seeing one of the lowest numbers in terms of Covid-19 deaths.

The Charleston-North Charleston metro area is seeing an average of 190 Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people, but Berkeley County is seeing an average of 165 Covid-19 deaths which is again, far below the area average.

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 Total cases Deaths per 100,000 Total deaths
1 Berkeley County, SC 14,893 31,136 165 344
2 Charleston County, SC 16,589 65,480 182 720
3 Dorchester County, SC 21,845 33,963 246 382

For more details, please visit DHEC website.

Alex Tuhell

Co-founder and publisher

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