The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced in a press release on Thursday that the state has given out 2,034,077 doses of available vaccines. This announcement comes just one day after general vaccine eligibility opens to all S.C. residents ages 16 and up.
Though more residents are getting vaccinated, health officials warn people to continue taking precautions as other areas of the state including Greenville and Anderson are seeing a spike in case numbers.
New supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be temporarily low in the coming weeks as states are expecting delays in future shipments of the single-dose vaccine after a Baltimore-based manufacturing company mistakenly ruined 15 million doses on Wednesday.
DHEC announced 510 new cases out of 12,657 tests Thursday, a percent positive of 5.7%. An additional 14 confirmed deaths and 14 probable deaths were reported.