Department of Health and Environmental Control: State COVID-19 cases down, but hospitalizations up

  • Source: WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence
  • Published: 08/05/2022 12:00 AM

COVID-19 case numbers and vaccination rates were down last week, according to data updated Thursday from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Weekly results were delayed by two days. There were 14,967 new cases reported to DHEC last week, according to the data — a decrease of 14.1% from the previous week, and 3.8% higher than the previous month. Hospitalizations, however, continued to rise. As of right before midnight Saturday, there were 607 COVID-19 patients in South Carolina hospitals, an increase of 12.9% from the previous week, and up 38.3% from the previous month. There were 13 deaths reported last week. After a boost in early July, vaccinations were down by 8.5% last week, but still up 7.1% from the previous month.


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