COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — Another five people have died of COVID-19 in Horry County, according to a daily report from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Of those deaths, four are confirmed COVID-19-caused deaths. One is a probable COVID-19 death.
The report also includes two confirmed and two probable COVID-19 deaths in Darlington County, and one confirmed COVID-19 death in Dillon County. The deaths are a part of nine confirmed and five probable statewide.
In the last week, there have been seven COVID-19 deaths in Darlington County, six in Florence County, 13 in Horry County and five in Marion County — one of which was a young adult.
On Wednesday, DHEC announced an additional 8,440 confirmed cases and 2,304 probable cases of the virus. Of 35,060 new tests reported to the state, 33.4% were positive for the virus.
The update brings the state’s totals to 976,704 confirmed cases, 260,028 probable cases, 12,966 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 2,063 probable COVID-19 deaths.
New case counts for local counties are as follows:
Darlington – 78 confirmed, 27 probable
Dillon – 64 confirmed, four probable
Florence – 230 confirmed, 87 probable
Horry – 454 confirmed, 263 probable
Marion – 80 confirmed, 46 probable
Marlboro – 29 confirmed, three probable