DHEC: S.C. registers over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths announced

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 3,528 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 369,782 and deaths to 5,791, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 163 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. In Florence County, 129 new virus cases were reported and four new deaths.

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

According to DHEC, 12,418 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 28.4%.

Of the state’s 11,362 inpatient hospital beds, 9,470 are in use for a 83.35% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 2,293 are COVID-19 patients, of which 460 are in ICU and 311 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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