DHEC: S.C. registers over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths announced

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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.

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

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.

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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