DHEC: 922 new cases of COVID-19, 49 additional virus related deaths in SC

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

DHEC reports 708 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 214 probable case, for a total of 922 new cases in South Carolina. DHEC also reports 42 new confirmed deaths and seven probable deaths due to COVID-19, for a total of 49 virus related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 887,535 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 13,319 virus related deaths in the Palmetto State.

Click here for a summary of cases by county.

DHEC says they received 25,496 molecular test results from the latest testing period, which yielded a percent positive rate of 5.3%.

According to the department, a total of 5,002,902 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered to South Carolinians so far. The department says 61.8% of eligible South Carolina residents have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose and 54.1% 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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