SC reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, 4 confirmed deaths

SC reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, 4 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.

Tuesday’s report included 344 new confirmed and 243 probable cases; and four confirmed and one probable deaths.

That brings the totals to 464,538 confirmed cases, 86,131 probable cases, 8,056 confirmed deaths and 1,070 probable deaths.

The report tallied the results of 9,233 individual test results that the agency received that showed a positive rate of 5.7%.

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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