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Horry County moved to ‘high’ COVID-19 incidence rate as delta variant continues to spread – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-27 14:13:40 –

Holly County, South Carolina (WBTW) — Dillon, Holly, and Marion counties “High” COVID-19 Incidence Category As of the information released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Management on Tuesday.

The three counties join Samter County, which has been in this category for several days. With the exception of Marlboro and Saluda counties, the rest of the state remained in the “medium” category.

Incidence is calculated using the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to the state over a two-week period per 100,000 people.

Last month, all but two counties in the state were classified as “low”.

The incidence in Dillon County was 213.3 per 100,000 new cases, the incidence in Holly County was 214.1, the incidence in Marion County was 225.1, and the incidence in Samter County was 286.7.

It is believed that the “low” incidence is less than 50 per 100,000 people in 2 weeks, the “medium” incidence is 51-200, and the “high” incidence is more than 200.

The downgrade took place on the same day that DHEC announced 827 new confirmed cases across the state, 272 possible cases and one confirmed death. Of the 9,856 new cases reported to the state, 10.6% were virus-positive.

The number of new cases reported on Tuesday was 84, the second highest in Holly County. It lost only to Richland County, one more than Holly County.Holly County has been at the top of the list many times in the last two weeks As the delta variant of the virus continues to spread.

With the update on Tuesday, the state’s total could be 502,094 confirmed cases, 109,500 estimated cases, 8.716 confirmed deaths, and 1,167 COVID-19 deaths.

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