COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina)- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed that on Wednesday, it reported 714 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths. 

According to DHEC Public Health Director Dr. Brannon Traxler, South Carolina has seen a total of 54 cases of the Delta variant. 

The department says that South Carolina has seen 542 total breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated patients. These cases make up 0.0287 percent of South Carolina's fully vaccinated population of 1,887,409 people. 

DHEC says that the vast majority of deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 since June have been unvaccinated patients. 

According to Dr. Traxler, DHEC is planning on releasing its COVID-19 guidance for South Carolina schools sometime in the next week. 

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