MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 632 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 470,153 and deaths to 8,144, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 44 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. In Florence County, 12 new virus cases were reported and no additional deaths.
According to DHEC, 22,238 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 4.5%.
Of the state’s 11,364 inpatient hospital beds, 8,636 are in use for a 75.99% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 506 are COVID-19 patients, of which 126 are in ICU and 65 are ventilated.