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State posts more record-setting numbers over weekend

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported nearly 45,000 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, smashing previous records as the omicron variant remains out of control across South Carolina.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have eclipsed 10,000 each of the last three days, the highest three-day stretch by far so far during the pandemic.

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South Carolina health officials reported 12,827 total cases of COVID-19 Jan. 10, with 10,758 confirmed. A total of 12 new deaths, 10 of which are confirmed, were also reported.

Over the weekend, DHEC reported a total of 44,691 confirmed or probable cases cases, with 12,996 confirmed Saturday and 11,536 confirmed Sunday.

With 54,873 tests reported Monday, 29.7% were confirmed positive.

Percentage of S.C. residents age 12+ with at least one vaccine: 65.7%
Percentage of S.C. residents age 12+ who have completed vaccination: 56.6%
Percentage of S.C. residents age 5-11 with at least one vaccine: 14.1%
Percentage of S.C. residents age 5-11 who have completed vaccination: 8.7%