DHEC: Nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., 15 more deaths reported

DHEC: Nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., 15 more deaths reported
Newberry Hospital is no longer allowing visitors due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. (Source: WIS)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Saturday 792 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 449,151 and deaths to 7,711, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 49 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, 21 new virus cases were reported along with one additional death.

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

According to DHEC, 28,294 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 4.3%.



Of the state’s 11,305 inpatient hospital beds, 8,596 are in use for a 76.04% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 623 are COVID-19 patients, of which 157 are in ICU and 86 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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