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With more than 50% of South Carolinians now eligible to receive a COVID vaccination under phrase 1B of the state’s rollout plan, demand is high but supply remains low.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) vaccine allocation dashboard, 94% of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and 70% of Moderna doses have been administered. Based on data from the dashboard, there are currently 657, 171 Pfizer and Moderna appointments scheduled though roughly 300,000 doses of these two vaccines remain.

The state received 59,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine, but with 44% of that vaccine already being utilized, the state needs to receive more shipments soon to keep up with demand.

DHEC reported 856 new cases out of 18,794 individual tests on Thursday, a positive rate of 6.3%.