COVID-19 Update

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 504 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this past week, which nearly mirrors the 507 new confirmed cases the week prior.

DHEC also reported six confirmed deaths linked to COVID-19 this week, matching last week's total.

Across the state, there are 202,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,050 confirmed deaths linked to the virus, according to DHEC.

As of Sunday, Horry County had hosted 13,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There have been 229 confirmed deaths linked to the virus, according to DHEC data.

Last week, workers conducted 4,399 tests for active infections in Horry County with 580 positive results, giving the county a percent positive rate of 13.2 percent.

DHEC says they are working with community partners to set up mobile COVID-19 testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state.

Currently, there are 140 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. The decrease in the number of testing opportunities is due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, DHEC said.

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