DHEC: Over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 26 new deaths reported
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - Over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases were reported in South Carolina Saturday, while the death toll continues to near 4,000.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,530 new cases statewide, bringing the total to 192,645 since testing began earlier this year. DHEC also reported 26 new deaths, raising the death toll to 3,974.
Locally, 91 cases were reported in Horry County on Saturday. Florence and Georgetown counties were the only other two with at least 10 new cases. Two new deaths were also reported in Horry County, both occurred in elderly patients.
DHEC also said 13,693 tests were results were reported statewide Friday, and the percent positive as 11.2%.
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