South Carolina DHEC Issues Statement Addressing Covid-19 Test Delays

In a statement yesterday morning, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control addressed Covid-19 testing delays seen across the state. According to DHEC, multiple test vendors and reporting facilities are failing to process tests and report results. DHEC says it’s lab can test 2,500 samples daily but has operated at that capacity with no current delays, however, about 97% of Covid-19 tests are processed at non-DHEC labs. DHEC said it realizes the delays are unacceptable and is taking every step it can to hold labs and vendors accountable.