COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday 693 new cases of COVID-19, and 17 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 147,800 and those who have died to 3,275, officials said.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Monday statewide was 5,383 and the percent positive was 12.9%.
Of South Carolina’s 9,924 inpatient hospital beds, 7,728 are in use for a 77.87% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 655 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 167 are in ICU and 87 are ventilated.
Currently, there are 175 mobile testing events scheduled through Oct. 31 and there are 282 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state, according to DHEC. To find a testing clinic or event near you, click here.