DHEC: 970 new cases of COVID-19, 22 additional virus related deaths in SC

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

DHEC reports 785 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 185 probable cases, for a total of 970 new cases in South Carolina. DHEC also reports 17 new confirmed deaths and five probable deaths due to COVID-19, for a total of 22 virus related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 879,985 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 13,056 virus related deaths reported in the state.

Click here for a summary of cases by county.

DHEC says they received 14,263 molecular test results from the latest testing period, which produced a percent positive rate of 7.5%.

According to the department, a total of 4,752,232 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered to South Carolinians so far. The department says 61.3% of eligible South Carolina residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 53.4% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

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

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