DHEC: S.C. records 208 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths announced

Published: May. 27, 2021 at 2:05 PM EDT
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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.

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, 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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