HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Centers for Disease Control has moved Horry County from a “high” to a “significant” COVID-19 transfer rate.
The CDC defines a “high” transmission rate as more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. A “significant” transmission rate is between 50 and 99 cases, a “moderate” rate is between 10 and 49 cases, and a “low” rate is less than 10 new cases.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Horry County’s rate was 83.9 new cases per year. 100,000 people over a period of seven days.
The counties of Darlington, Dillon and Florence are in the “substantial” category. Marion County is rated “moderate” and Marlboro County is rated “high”.
On Tuesday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 227 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 72 probable cases, 37 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 11 probable COVID-19 deaths. Out of 4,491 new tests reported to the state, 5.6% were positive for the virus.
The new deaths include a probable COVID-19 death in Dillon County.
The update brings state totals to 1.43 confirmed cases, 317,604 probable cases, 14,384 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 2,528 probable COVID-19 deaths.
New case figures for local counties are as follows:
Darlington – Two confirmed
Dillon – Two confirmed
Florence – 28 confirmed
Horry – 16 confirmed, seven likely
Marion – No new cases
Marlboro – No new cases