DHEC: Over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 48 new deaths reported

DHEC: Over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 48 new deaths reported
Thursday’s report brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in South Carolina to 16,441. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Sunday 3,667 new COVID-19 cases and 48 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 323,855 and deaths to 5,315, officials said.

In Horry County, there were new 124 COVID-19 cases and one new confirmed death linked to the virus. Florence County saw 91 new cases in the latest report, marking the first time the county has seen fewer than 100 new cases since Jan. 3.

An additional COVID-19 death was also reported in Florence County on Sunday.

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

According to DHEC, 12,821 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 28.6%.

As of Sunday, over 4 million South Carolinians have been tested, according to the agency.

Of the inpatient hospital beds in S.C., 9,199 are in use for an 81.92% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Of that number, are 2,374 COVID-19 patients, with 464 in the ICU and 250 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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