DHEC: Total COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000 in South Carolina

DHEC: Total COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000 in South Carolina
South Carolina COVID-19 (Source: WBTV)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - South Carolina eclipsed 200,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases since testing began in the state on Saturday, according to state health officials.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,797 new cases in its latest report, bringing the statewide total to 201,354. 111 of those new cases were reported in Horry County, the fourth-highest of any county in the state. It also marks the second time in three days Horry County has seen over 100 new cases.

No new deaths were reported on Saturday, according to DHEC.

Click here for a further breakdown of Saturday’s reported cases.

Of 13,915 tests results reported to DHEC on Friday, the agency said 12.9% were positive.

South Carolina hospitals report their information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here for more information.

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.

For more information on testing and to find a clinic or event near you, click here.

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