DHEC: S.C. records 1,226 new COVID-19 cases, 22 additional deaths confirmed

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 1,226 new cases of COVID-19, and 22 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 187,774 and those who have died to 3,906, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 72 additional COVID-19 cases and one new death. 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 7,233 and the percent positive was 17.0%.

Of South Carolina’s 11,121 inpatient hospital beds, 8,910 are in use for a 80.12% utilization rate, according to DHEC. There are 830 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 219 are in ICU and 105 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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