As Coronavirus case numbers climb across South Carolina, Horry County hospitals reach an occupancy of 72.1%. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,666 new confirmed cases throughout the state, 78 of them being in Horry County.
With 561 hospital beds in Horry County, over 400 of those remain to be occupied by patients infected by COVID-19. As case numbers climb, it’s projected they’ll continue to fill with those who have contracted the virus.
For now, elective surgeries have since been placed on hold as a means of saving bed space. “Our administrative team will continue to assess the situation to determine when we will resume elective surgeries,” said Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Media Relations Strategist Allyson Floyd.
Visitors are still unallowed for patients in the CMC hospital with an exception for those in end-of-life circumstances. As of now, the hospital has yet to announce its future course of action regarding elective surgeries.