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.
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.