Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-23 14:06:48 –
Columbia, South Carolina (WBTW) — The number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina is on the rise again, according to data released Friday by the South Carolina Health Agency.
Reported by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Management 798 new confirmed cases, According to information received on Wednesday, there were 414 possible cases and three new deaths. Of the 8,946 new tests reported to the state, 12.1% were virus-positive.
As of Friday afternoon All but seven of the 46 counties in the state have been moved from the “low” incidence category. It falls into the “medium” category. This means that within two weeks there were 51 to 200 new confirmed cases per 100,000 people in a region.
In Holly County, that percentage was 155 new cases per 100,000. Of the new cases reported on Friday, 110 confirmed cases and 40 possible cases were in Holly County. This is the highest number in the state.
With the Friday update, the state totals 498,887 confirmed cases, 107,946 possible cases, 8,710 confirmed deaths, and 1,168 possible deaths.
Over 44% of South Carolina residents over the age of 12 were fully vaccinated. As of Wednesday. About half of South Carolina’s inhabitants have been vaccinated at least once.
Of the 5,344 cases reported to DHEC in June, 93% were considered completely unvaccinated, according to information released Friday. Of the 243 hospitalized, 86% were considered unvaccinated. There were 39 COVID-19-related deaths last month in which DHEC was able to determine the status of an individual’s vaccine. Of them, 90% were considered not fully vaccinated.
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