DHEC: S.C. sees 700 new COVID-19 cases, 17 additional deaths confirmed

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 700 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 153,729 and those who have died to 3,387, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 79 additional COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. A breakdown of new cases can be found here, while new deaths can be found here.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Tuesday statewide was 6,310 and the percent positive was 11.1%.

Of South Carolina’s 10,073 inpatient hospital beds, 8,428 are in use for a 83.67% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 792 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 204 are in ICU and 91 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.

Currently, there are 175 mobile testing events schduled 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.

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