MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Sunday 588 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 471,396 and deaths to 8,165, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 54 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. In Florence County, 14 new virus cases were reported Sunday, but no additional deaths.
According to DHEC, the percent positive of COVID-19 tests Sunday was 5.1%.
Of the state’s 11,351 inpatient hospital beds, 8,355 are in use for a 73.61% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 498 are COVID-19 patients, of which 131 are in ICU and 67 are ventilated.