COLUMBIA, S.C. — (AP) — South Carolina continues to see a surge of coronavirus cases as state health officials reported more than 1,300 new cases.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed 1,366 new cases, the second-highest number reported in a single day since the pandemic began.
Officials said 20.1% of cases came back positive of the 6,784 people who were tested statewide Saturday.
The state reported five additional deaths from the virus, bringing the state’s death toll from COVID-19 to 712.
The number of people hospitalized for confirmed or suspected infection of the virus neared 1,000. Gov. Henry McMaster has warned residents to take precautions to curb the spread of the virus.
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