DHEC: 4,269 new cases of COVID-19, 43 new deaths in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the state’s latest coronavirus data as of Sunday.

DHEC reports 3,552 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 717 probable cases for a total of 4,269 new cases. DHEC also reports 35 new confirmed deaths and eight probable deaths due to COVID-19 for a total of 43 virus related deaths in the Palmetto State. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 806,597 reported cases of COVID-19 and 11,349 virus related deaths in South Carolina.

Click here for a summary of cases by county.

DHEC says it received 31,054 molecular test results from the latest testing period, which yielded a percent positive rate of 12.9%.

According to the department, a total of 4,481,672 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered to South Carolinians so far. The department says 58.6% of eligible South Carolina residents have received at least one vaccine dose, and 49.7% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the Palmetto State, visit scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-data.

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