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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Monday announced 90 new cases of COVID-19, including 1 in Horry County, and 5 additional deaths.

The deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, and Lexington counties, and one middle-aged death in Horry County. 

South Carolina's cumulative total of COVID-19 patients is 10,178 with 440 deaths.

Horry County now has a cumulative total of 377 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 22 who died. Accounting for undiagnosed patients, DHEC estimates there could be more than 2,316 COVID-19 cases in Horry County and 2,693 across the state. [Click here to see DHEC's map of COVID-19 cases by zip code.]

DHEC is using mobile testing clinics in their effort to test 2 percent of the population, or 110,000 South Carolinians per month. On Friday, the agency listed a site in Horry County on June 5 at McLeod Health Carolina Forest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 1101 McLeod Health Boulevard. The site was previously scheduled for a local elementary school.

DHEC has mobile testing events scheduled through June 26.

DHEC also has a map showing all screening and testing sites around the state, including contact info and hours of operation. The map includes all known testing screening locations. The 145 permanent testing locations are not the same as the mobile testing clinics, and may require an appointment and payment.

Find a mobile screening site here.

As of Sunday morning, Horry County was at 71.4 percent hospital bed capacity.

State officials are encouraging residents to stay home when possible and minimize contact with people outside their households to slow the spread of the virus. The state recommends practicing social distancing, wearing a mask while out in public, avoiding touching frequently-touched items, routinely washing one's hands and monitoring for symptoms.

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