COVID-19 updates: DHEC reported 220 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 6,095. With the addition of 12 new COVID-19-related deaths, the state total is now 244.
Data comparison results in higher death count: On April 29 SCDHEC provided the results of a cross analysis of the deaths reported directly to the agency by medical professionals and those reported on death certificates. DHEC has identified 29 additional deaths associated with COVID-19 that had not been previously reported. This brings the total to 244. DHEC physician Dr. Brannon Traxler said: “It’s important to note that we are still discovering more about COVID-19. We will continue to release new information as it becomes available.”
What we’re reading:
Fast Company: “Marie Kondo cleaned house. Now she wants to fix your whole life”
New York Times: “Remdesivir shows modest benefits in coronavirus trial”
The New Yorker: “How the coronavirus pandemic has shattered the myth of college in America”
The Atlantic: “To safely reopen, make the workweek shorter. Then keep it shorter.”
Bon Appetit: “Closures, takeout, and relief efforts: How food businesses nationwide are handling coronavirus”
The rest from the City Paper:
— Holy City Vintage Market hosting virtual market this Sunday
— Graham says extension of $600 unemployment benefit “over our dead bodies”
— 500 pairs of custom Vans by a Charleston artist to benefit the Alley
— To agents’ surprise, Charleston’s real estate market has slowed but remains steady
— It’s time to make SC beer laws work for everyone
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