DHEC: S.C. records 208 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths announced
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday 208 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 491,133 and deaths to 8,554, officials said.
In Horry County, there were 15 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. In Florence County, three new virus cases were reported and there were no additional deaths.
According to DHEC, 8,859 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 3.2%.
Of the state’s 11,353 inpatient hospital beds, 9,127 are in use for a 80.39% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 283 are COVID-19 patients, of which 71 are in ICU and 37 are ventilated.
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