COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 489 new cases of COVID-19, and 28 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 131,428 and those who have died to 2,968, officials said.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Tuesday statewide was 3,635 and the percent positive was 13.5%.
Of South Carolina’s 10,168 inpatient hospital beds, 8,123 are in use for a 79.89% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 784 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 223 are in ICU and 136 are ventilated.