DHEC: More than 50% increase in new confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations from last week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Health officials say getting your vaccination can help avoid ending up in the hospital with COVID-19.

To help put the spread into perspective, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports a 52.6% increase in new COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized in just the past week, as well as a 32.6% increase in coronavirus patients needing to be ventilated, and 26% of those same patients in the ICU.

You can see more hospital data from DHEC at scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-data/acute-hospital-bed-occupancy.

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