Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-21 21:19:58 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — Health officials in South Carolina have doubled the US Surgeon’s recommendation for false information about the COVID-19 vaccine as the state monitors the increase in incidents.
“We have lost too many people,” said Dr. Brian Traxler, director of public health at SCDHEC, at a virtual press conference Wednesday. “We have been fighting this pandemic for too long to allow public health to be affected by the wrong sources.”
Dr. Traxler urged those who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to use reliable sources when learning more about shots.
South Carolina has seen the COVID-19 metric rise in the past few weeks. The State Department of Health released 462 confirmed cases of the virus on Wednesday. The positive rate was 8.8%. The positive rate on June 21st was 2.3%.
“We’ve seen an increase in the number of live cases and their positive rates, and we haven’t seen a corresponding increase in mortality so far,” said Dr. Traxler. “This may be due primarily to infections in unvaccinated people, as the data show.”
According to the DHEC website, about 44% of South Carolina residents are fully vaccinated.
Employees of Coastal Lab as a mobile unit conducting the COVID-19 test at Murrells Inlet say they have seen more positives recently.
“We had very little positive,” said office manager Miranda Nordine. “And suddenly we started to be positive again. We got it once or twice a week, but now it’s every day. We have a positive side every day.”
Dr. Gerald Harmon, vice president of medical affairs at Tidelands Health, said the hospital has begun to see the impact of additional cases in the state.
“A month ago, I could have been out of COVID for a few days and had a 0 to 1 infection,” Harmon said. “Our statistics show when the patient’s census is zero. A really comfortable number of rounds. Up to 2, 3, 4, and maybe five.”
“I’ve been running the top digits of 8, 9, and 7 for 10 days since last week. And you often think it’s not a big difference. But it may have been three times we had. It’s twice as much as you can. “
Harmon said there are several factors that may have contributed to the rise, perhaps including Delta variants. He added that he often has something in common with patients who are fighting the virus.
“The overwhelming majority are unvaccinated individuals,” Harmon said. “They are demographics of young patients because most of the vaccinated people are elderly.”
In addition to the elderly, Dr. Harmon said that people with chronic comorbidities make up the majority of the vaccinated population.
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