DHEC: Over 2,700 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., five additional deaths

DHEC: Over 2,700 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., five additional deaths
Coronavirus cases in South Carolina (Source: WBTV)

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.

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

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.

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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