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South Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for how quickly its administering the vaccines it receives, a new national study reports. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, South Carolina has administered 61% of doses received to date.

The report uses Center of Disease Control (CDC) data to calculate the usage rate based on the total number of shots administered out of total doses received. North Dakota’s rate of 86.98% is the highest in the country.

“While South Carolina, like other states, currently faces limited supplies of vaccines, DHEC continues to work with the Governor, South Carolina Hospital Association, South Carolina Medical Association, hospitals and other key providers to help get shots into the arms of South Carolinians as quickly as possible,” DHEC interim public health director Dr. Brannon Traxler said in a press release.

The report found that approximately 7.17% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated, as of 6 a.m. on Jan. 26.

DHEC reported 2,621 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with another 88 confirmed deaths from the virus.

Out of 10,470 tests results tallied today, 25% were positive.