What you need to know: Recent South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) data shows young adults aged 20-24 have the lowest vaccination rate in the state.
Just 4% of S.C. residents between the ages of 20-24 have been vaccinated, which is less than the 5% of children aged 12-19 who have received their shots — adolescents aged 12-15 became eligible May 12. As of Wednesday, 34.9% of S.C. residents have completed vaccination, with 42% receiving at least one dose. Source: DHEC, ABC News 15
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 311 total cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday (181 confirmed, 130 probable), with 10 confirmed deaths.
With 7,148 tests reported Wednesday, 4.5% were positive.
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 489,443 (+181)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,561
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,734
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,042
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,510 (+10)