MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday 718 new COVID-19 cases and 21 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 437,806 and deaths to 7,436, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 47 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. In Florence County, 26 new virus cases were reported and no additional deaths.
According to DHEC, 15,095 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 6.6%.
Of the state’s 11,311 inpatient hospital beds, 8,674 are in use for a 76.69% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 977 are COVID-19 patients, of which 232 are in ICU and 126 are ventilated.