DHEC: S.C. records nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases, five additional deaths confirmed

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 897 new cases of COVID-19, and five additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 155,799 and those who have died to 3,405, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 55 additional COVID-19 cases and zero 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 Thursday statewide was 7,805 and the percent positive was 11.5%.

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 119 mobile testing events scheduled through Dec. 2 and there are 318 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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