SC-DHEC announces 1,723 new cases of COVID-19, 22 additional deaths

Posted July 9, 2020 2:15 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Coronavirus cases remain high in South Carolina. 1,723 new cases were reported Thursday afternoon. 66 of those were from York County, 13 were from Lancaster County and 6 were from Chester County. 8,350 people were tested for the virus on Wednesday and 20.6% tested positive.

22 additional deaths were also confirmed, bringing the death total to 898. 19 were in elderly individuals and 3 were in middle-aged individuals.

1,433 hospital beds are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. The recovery rate remains at 89% and the death rate is 1.8%.