DHEC: S.C. registers 156 new COVID-19 cases, 16 additional deaths announced
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 156 new COVID-19 cases and 16 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina since the start of the pandemic to 492,737 and deaths to 8,616 officials said.
In Horry County, there were four new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. In Florence County, six new virus cases were reported and no additional deaths.
According to DHEC, 9,903 new individual test results were reported statewide, with a percent positive of 2.1%.
Of the state’s 11,294 inpatient hospital beds, 8,827 are in use for a 78.16% utilization rate, according to DHEC. Approximately 168 are COVID-19 patients, of which 53 are in ICU and 25 are ventilated.
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