SC reports 474 new COVID-19 cases, 19 confirmed deaths

SC reports 474 new COVID-19 cases, 19 confirmed deaths
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the state has surpassed 8,000 deaths from COVID-19. (Source: AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the state has surpassed 8,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Wednesday’s report included 474 new confirmed and 380 probable cases; and 19 confirmed and two probable deaths.

That brings the totals to 465,142 confirmed cases, 86,488 probable cases, 8,075 confirmed deaths and 1,071 probable deaths.

The report tallied the results of 10,665 individual test results that the agency received that showed a positive rate of 6.6%.

To date, the state has performed over 6.7 million COVID-19 tests.

As of Friday, DHEC reported more than 1 million South Carolinians had either been fully vaccinated or had begun the vaccine process, depending on whether they took the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or at least the first of the two-dose vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna.



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