South Carolina Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 18 (78% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 1,222
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 63.80%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 44
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 44.74%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 33.72% 47.73%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.04% 0.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 40.67% 31.82%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.08% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.25% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.49% 2.27%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.00% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 3.68% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 7.20% 4.55%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.31% 4.55%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 5.56% 9.09%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 7,082
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 61.26%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 5,423
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 53.42%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 26.19% 40.27%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.13% 0.83%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 33.00% 42.93%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.21% 0.13%
Asian Patients3 0.66% 0.50%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.35% 0.20%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.10% 0.55%
Patients with More than one race3 0.32% 0.77%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.63% 0.28%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.37% 0.72%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 29.02% 12.82%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 66.67%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 11.11%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 22.22%
2-3 Days 55.56%
4-5 Days 11.11%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 0.00%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 61.11%
Vaccine confidence 11.11%
Vaccine storage capacity 11.11%
Vaccine supply 0.00%
Other 5.56%
None 33.33%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 88.89%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 9
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 6
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 37
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 31
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.11%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 14.17%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 5.56% 33.33% 50.00%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 0.00% 16.67% 5.56% 22.22% 55.56%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 5.56% 22.22% 61.11%
Gloves 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 11.11% 27.78% 50.00%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 0.00% 16.67% 5.56% 16.67% 61.11%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=18. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021