DHEC: SC eclipses 350K total COVID-19 cases, 77 new deaths reported

DHEC: SC eclipses 350K total COVID-19 cases, 77 new deaths reported
Newberry Hospital is no longer allowing visitors due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - South Carolina reported 4,584 new cases COVID-19 Sunday, along with 77 new deahts, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

It brings the total number of cases reported in the state to 351,887 since testing began. The death toll in South Carolina rose to 5,654 in the latest report.

Of Sunday’s new cases, 227 were reported in Horry County while 202 were in Florence County. Sunday’s count is the highest for Florence County in over a week, while Horry County saw a second straight day of at least 200 new cases.

Of the newly reported deaths, nine occurred in Horry County, while one was reported in Florence County. Marion County also registered an additional death in Sunday’s data.

For a statewide breakdown of new cases, click here. For a statewide breakdown of new deaths, click here.

DHEC also said 19,484 individual tests were reported to the agency in the latest results, and the percent positive was 23.5%.

Of South Carolina’s 11,485 inpatient hospital beds, 9,419 are in use for an 82.01% utilization rate. DHEC also reported 2,375 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized. Of that number, 495 are in the ICU and 316 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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