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.
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.