COVID update: DHEC reports 9,934 new cases in South Carolina

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On Thursday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 9,934 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths.

Of the reported cases, 7,274 are confirmed and 2,660 are probable. All but six of the deaths reported are confirmed.

COVID updates: DHEC reports new COVID-19 numbers after delay due to test influx

These reports come after an influx of test results backlogs in DHEC's software and in the labs they contract to evaluate results, causing people across the state to receive their test results late and a delayed release of COVID-19 numbers. The issues have been mostly resolved, and DHEC is back to reporting numbers daily, and those getting tested can once again expect their results back in 48 to 72 hours.

The South Carolina Children's Hospital Collective reported 48 hospitalized children. All but two of those children are unvaccinated, though 25 of the unvaccinated children are under 5 and therefore not eligible to receive the vaccine.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: South Carolina reports 9,934 new COVID-19 cases

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