COVID-19 Daily Cases Top 350; 7.5% positive

Posted July 19, 2021 2:17 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, State/Regional News

For the 4th consecutive day, SCDHEC is reporting above 350 new cases of COVID-19, statewide.  This continues a slow growth of positive cases that had dropped to below 50 per day as recently as 3 weeks ago.  The new “Delta” strain and unvaccinated individuals, according to DHEC, are largely the reason for the increase.  Saturday’s results, which were reported today, saw 7.5% of all tests administered come back positive.  This, too, is an increase as the percent positive average had been below 3%.