DHEC: S.C. registers 511 new COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths

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Published: Apr. 24, 2021 at 11:08 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Saturday 511 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 478,739 and deaths to 8,289, officials said.


In Horry County, there were 21 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, 10 new virus cases and one new death were reported.

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

According to DHEC, 30,596 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 5.3%.

Of the state’s 11,305 inpatient hospital beds, 8,997 are in use for a 79.58% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 532 are COVID-19 patients, of which 138 are in ICU and 66 are ventilated.

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