DHEC: 13,898 new cases of COVID-19, 55 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 Wednesday.

DHEC reports 10,469 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,429 probable cases, for a total of 13,898 new cases in South Carolina. DHEC also reports 42 new confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths, for a total of 55 additional virus related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 1,265,710 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 15,098 virus related deaths reported in the Palmetto State.

Click here for a summary of cases by county.

DHEC says it received 45,132 molecular tests results from the latest testing period, which produced a percent positive rate of 32.9%.

According to the department, 61.8% of all eligible South Carolina residents ages five and up have received at least one coronavirus vaccine, and 52.7% of eligible residents have completed their vaccination series.

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

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