Percent Positive Of New Coronavirus Case Falls Below 5%

(Columbia, SC) -- There are new coronavirus cases in South Carolina, but the single day number is again dipping below one thousand. 

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 779 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 437,018 since the pandemic began. 

Eight more COVID deaths were also confirmed yesterday. DHEC says all of the deaths reported happened in the past week.

The percentage of positive cases was below 5%, the lowest since last June.