DHEC: Nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., 35 more deaths reported

DHEC: Nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., 35 more deaths reported
Thursday’s report brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in South Carolina to 16,441. (Source: WIS)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Sunday 1,197 new COVID-19 cases and 35 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 444,207 and deaths to 7,578, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 82 new COVID-19 cases, but no confirmed deaths. In Florence County, 14 new virus cases were reported along with an additional death in the county.

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

According to DHEC, 26,779 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 7%.



Of the state’s 11,305 inpatient hospital beds, 8,657 are in use for a 76.58% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 769 are COVID-19 patients, of which 203 are in ICU and 97 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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