COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 784 new cases of COVID-19, and 18 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 161,235 and those who have died to 3,545, officials said.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Thursday statewide was 6,398 and the percent positive was 12.3%.
Of South Carolina’s 10,129 inpatient hospital beds, 8,481 are in use for a 83.73% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 718 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 191 are in ICU and 96 are ventilated.
Currently, there are 111 mobile testing events scheduled through Dec. 23 and there are 292 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state, according to DHEC. To find a testing clinic or event near you, click here.