MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday 495 new COVID-19 cases and 20 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 469,467 and deaths to 8,138, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 25new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, 12 new virus cases were reported and one additional death.
According to DHEC, 11,376 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 5.6%.
Of the state’s 11,350 inpatient hospital beds, 8,552 are in use for a 75.35% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 500 are COVID-19 patients, of which 131 are in ICU and 63 are ventilated.