State marks new COVID case high

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

COLUMBIA — On the last day of 2021, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 8,882 new confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19, which was the agency’s highest single day of cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The previous record was 7,686 cases on Jan. 6, 2021. No more recent numbers had been released by press time Tuesday, as the agency did not report numbers Monday because of the New Year holiday.

“If South Carolinians don’t take actions now to prevent further spread,

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