August 5, 2021

South Carolina has verified 70 delta variant cases, but it's likely in the thousands.

South Carolina has confirmed very few delta COVID variant cases, 70 in the past month, even as the variant likely accounts for the bulk of more than 15,000 cases in that time.

The screening for the delta variant is limited and it is unlikely South Carolina will know how many positive tests get additional screening, because knowing whether a person has a variant does not change treatment or public health prevention recommendations, according to Dr. Brannon Traxler, the state’s public health director. Read the full article from the Greenville News here.