COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 7,500 South Carolians, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Thursday.
The agency’s daily COVID-19 update included the announcement of 921 new, confirmed cases, 344 probable cases, 42 new deaths and five, probable COVID-19-caused deaths. Of 26,810 new tests reported to the state, 8.4% were positive for the virus.
Of the new deaths, one was the confirmed deaths of an elderly person in Florence County.
Thursday’s update brings the state to a total of 440,517 total cases, 71,029 probable cases, 7,502 confirmed deaths and 941 probable deaths.
Here are the new case counts for local counties:
Darlington – Six confirmed, 10 probable
Dillon – Six confirmed, one probable
Florence – Eight confirmed, 17 probable
Horry – 45 confirmed, 50 probable
Marion – Two confirmed, three probable
Marlboro – Two confirmed, two probable