DHEC: S.C. registers over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, 71 new deaths announced

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 4,037 new COVID-19 cases and 71 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 306,204 and deaths to 5,139, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 243 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths. In Florence County, 146 new virus cases were reported and five new deaths.

For a complete breakdown of new COVID-19 cases across the state, click here. For new deaths, click here.

According to DHEC, 13,052 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 30.9%.

Of the 11,066 inpatient hospital beds in S.C., 9,232 are in use for a 83.43% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Of that number, 2,424 are COVID-19 patients, with 469 in ICU and 247 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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