S.C. records over 600 additional COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday 664 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 139,021 and those who have died to 3,097, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 28 new cases registered and no additional deaths, according to DHEC. A breakdown of new cases can be found here, while the additional deaths can be found here.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Wednesday statewide was 6,995 and the percent positive was 9.5%.

Of South Carolina’s 10,056 inpatient hospital beds, 8,345 are in use for a 82.99% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 804 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 194 are in ICU and 106 are ventilated.

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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