COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 2,736 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths, as the state approaches nearly 6,000 deaths due to the virus.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 375,775 and deaths to 5,920, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 154 new COVID-19 cases in Monday’s report, but no new deaths. Florence County saw 106 new virus cases and no new deaths.
According to DHEC, 10,798 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 25.3%.
Of the state’s 11,285 inpatient hospital beds, 9,079 are in use for an 80.45% utilization rate, according to DHEC. The agency also reports 2,201 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 429 are in ICU and 262 are ventilated.