MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Saturday 660 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 482,310 and deaths to 8,367, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 24 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, 14 new virus cases and one additional death were reported Saturday.
According to DHEC, 25,695 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 4.4%.
Of the state’s 11,342 inpatient hospital beds, 8,724 are in use for a 76.92% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 457 are COVID-19 patients, of which 113 are in ICU and 57 are ventilated.