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COVID-19: lo que necesitas saber en Español.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that attacks your respiratory system. This means the virus mainly spreads through saliva that has been shared by coughing, sneezing, talking, blowing your nose, etc. The virus typically shows symptoms that are similar to influenza (the flu) or a bad cold, but can cause more severe symptoms that require medical care.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Daily Data Updates

Following state and federal guidance, SCPHD suspended full investigations into COVID-19 cases in January 2022. In June, 2023, local physicians and labs were no longer required to report test results to local public health. Following this announcement, SCPHD discontinued public data dashboards by July 2023.

Here you'll find historical data including: a general summary of case data collected from March 2020 to the end of June 2023 and reports from the full case investigations completed between 2020 and 2022. These reports are no longer updated..

COVID-19 Variants

When a virus attacks it spreads quickly through the body by multiplying. With every new copy of the virus a mutation is possible. These mutations can sometimes cause the virus to act a little bit different: spreading more quickly or more slowly, causing worse or less severe infections, becoming more resistant or less resistant to antibodies, etc. When this happens, the mutation may be givven its own name and labeled a variant. Some of these variants die off quickly, others spread rapidly around the world. If the disease is spreading, new variants will continue to emerge. Public health on the local, state, federal, and world level will all continue to work together to help monitor all variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about variants here.

Regional Risk

SCPHD is no longer providing a monthly COVID-19 risk assessment. Instead, please visit the CDC's website to see a risk breakdown by county. If there is significant community concern, SCPHD may release a risk assessment dashboard in the future.

See previous risk assessments here.
Regional Risk Level Guidance Plan

Have questions about COVID-19? Contact our hotline: (208) 737-1138