covid testing

Laurens County did not record its first positive test for COVID-19 until March 28, a few weeks later than most counties in SC. However, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on many in Laurens County since DHEC began recording county-level data on March 25, 2020.

GoLaurens.com compiled data from DHEC that gives a snapshot of how COVID-19 affected Laurens County in 2020:   

Laurens County: March 25-December 30, 2020

  • 46,968 tests administered
  • 3,609 confirmed cases
  • 137 hospitalizations
  • 81 deaths
  • 189 healthcare workers have tested positive

Demographics of confirmed cases:

  • 26.6 percent black
  • 43.1 percent white
  • 8.6 percent other
  • 5.8 percent Hispanic/Latino
  • 53.3 percent female
  • 42.5 percent male
  • Avg. age - 44
  • Max age - 102

Age of confirmed cases:

  • Under 10 – 5.2 percent
  • 11-20 – 11.1 percent
  • 21-30 – 15.6 percent
  • 31-40 – 13.4 percent
  • 41-50 – 14.9 percent
  • 51-60 – 15.6 percent
  • 61-70 – 12.9 percent
  • 71-80 – 7.5 percent
  • Over 81 – 3.7 percent

Highest week of reported cases – week ending 12/26/20 – 336 cases

Location of confirmed cases by zip code:

  • 29325 – 1055
  • 29332 – 154
  • 29335 – 8
  • 29351 – 74
  • 29355 – 7
  • 29360 – 1255
  • 29370 – 59
  • 29384 – 166
  • 29644 – 29
  • 29645 – 582
  • 29654 – 3
  • 29692 – 115

Hospitalizations

  • 8.8 percent of cases were hospitalized
  • 45.3 percent black
  • 41.6 percent white
  • 56.9 percent male
  • 43.1 percent female
  • Average age - 67
  • Minimum age - 23
  • Maximum age - 97

Deaths

  • 37 percent black
  • 49.4 percent white
  • 60.5 percent male
  • 38.3 percent female
  • Average age - 73
  • Minimum age - 34
  • Maximum age - 102

Long Term Care Facilities

  • Langston Place – 22 cases, 1 death
  • Laurens Memorial Home for Aged – 1 case
  • Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community – 26 cases
  • NHC Healthcare Clinton – 59 cases, 12 deaths
  • NHC Healthcare Laurens – 3 cases
  • Presbyterian Communities of SC Clinton – 23 cases, 2 deaths
  • Whitten Center – 247 cases, 12 deaths