DHEC: 12,827 new cases of COVID-19, 12 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 Saturday.

DHEC reports 10,758 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,069 probable cases, for a total of 12,827 new cases in South Carolina. DHEC also reports 10 new confirmed deaths and two probable deaths due to COVID-19, for a total of 12 additional virus related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 1,094,226 confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 14,793 virus related deaths reported in the Palmetto State.

Click here for a summary of cases by county.

DHEC says it received 54,873 molecular test results from the latest testing period, which yielded a percent positive rate of 29.7%.

According to the department, 61.1% of all eligible South Carolina residents ages five and up have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 52.3% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

For the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic in South Carolina, visit scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-data.

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