DHEC: S.C. records 133 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths announced

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 2:10 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 133 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 490,923 and deaths to 8,552, officials said.

In Horry County, there were five new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, no new virus cases were reported and there were no additional deaths.

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, 4,526 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 4.4%.

Of the state’s 11,319 inpatient hospital beds, 8,877 are in use for a 78.43% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 283 are COVID-19 patients, of which 72 are in ICU and 40 are ventilated.

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