MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Saturday 1,112 new COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 442,957 and deaths to 7,546, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 60 new COVID-19 cases and one new death reported. In Florence County, 20 new virus cases were reported, according to DHEC.
No confirmed deaths were reported Saturday in the Pee Dee.
According to DHEC, 33,499 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 5%.
Of the state’s 11,317 inpatient hospital beds, 8,851 are in use for a 78.21% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 865 are COVID-19 patients, of which 221 are in ICU and 109 are ventilated.