MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina leads the nation in COVID-19 cases by population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
South Carolina has 679.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days, according to the data. The number is down from 735.5 cases per 100,000 people last week, but the state still has a higher case rate than other states.
Last week, Tennessee had the most COVID-19 cases by population, according to the data. South Carolina had the second highest.
Top five states with the most COVID-19 cases by population:
- South Carolina (most)
- West Virginia
Top five states with the least COVID-19 cases by population:
- Connecticut (least)
President Joe Biden announced Thursday that employers who have more than 100 employees have to require vaccination or weekly testing.