DHEC announces 1,109 new COVID-19 cases, 31 additional deaths

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 1,109 new COVID-19 cases and 31 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 427,763 and deaths to 7,180, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 77 new COVID-19 cases, while 46 new cases were announced in Florence County.

Horry and Florence counties each registered one additional death. Both deaths occurred in elderly individuals.

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

According to DHEC, 24,556 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 6.5%

For the latest information on hospital bed occupancy in the state, click here.

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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