COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 2,644 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 326,588 and deaths to 5,315, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 237 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. In Florence County, 109 new virus cases were reported and no new deaths.
According to DHEC, 10,198 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 25.9%.
DHEC officials said Monday’s low case counts are due to an internal systems issue and they are actively working with their vendor to correct it.
Of the state’s 11,186 inpatient hospital beds, 9,118 are in use for a 81.51% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 2,387 are COVID-19 patients, of which 465 are in ICU and 250 are ventilated.