The South Carolina Department of Health announced the highest number of reported positive cases of Covid-19 in one day.
On Saturday, the state reported 2,239 cases, breaking the previous high number by 300 cases, according to the state's department of health.
The health department also announced a 22.2% positivity rate, also a new high.
South Carolina reported its first pediatric death associated with Covid-19 today.
“Today, we mourn the loss of one of our children to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a child under any circumstances, and especially so during a time when we have all lost so much already,” Public Health Director Dr. Joan Duwve said. “Our state is in a dire situation and we will continue to mourn the loss of parents, grandparents, children, friends and neighbors until each and every one of us steps up to do what is right, not just for ourselves but for others. No one is immune to this deadly disease, but we each have the power to impact the path this pandemic takes in South Carolina."