DHEC: S.C. registers 398 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 398 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 483,317 and deaths to 8,383, officials said.

In Horry County, there were 14 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, 13 new virus cases were reported and one additional death.

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, 11,479 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 4.3%.

Of the state’s 11,247 inpatient hospital beds, 8,162 are in use for a 72.57% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 409 are COVID-19 patients, of which 105 are in ICU and 55 are ventilated.

For the latest information related to COVID-19, visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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