COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The daily count of new COVID-19 cases jumped to 847 after weeks of remaining at around 500 new cases a day, according to numbers released Friday from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The state also announced 401 new, probable COVID-19 cases and two confirmed deaths. Among the new deaths was an elderly person in Florence County.
Of 25,005 new tests reported to the state, 4.4% were positive for the virus.
Friday’s update brings the state’s totals to 474,358 confirmed cases, 92,919 probable cases, 8,195 confirmed deaths and 1,114 probable COVID-19-caused deaths.
Positive results from rapid tests are counted as probable cases.
New case counts for local counties are as follows:
Darlington – Eight confirmed, one probable
Dillon – Three confirmed
Florence – 37 confirmed, two probable
Horry – 52 confirmed, 37 probable
Marion – Four confirmed
Marlboro – Five confirmed, seven probable