[image-2] COVID-19 updates: Another 595 cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina were recorded today along with five new deaths.
The percent positive of tests across the state on Monday was 13.7 percent, a 4.1 percent increase from Sunday.
As of 3:26 p.m. June 16, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Positive tests in S.C.: 19,990 (+595 new positive cases since June 15)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 1,230
Negative tests in S.C.: 270,460
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 607 (+5 since June 15)
A few things you might have missed:
The big three: Mayor John Tecklenburg urged residents to wear a mask, practice social distancing and use proper hygiene at a press conference today as the most recent COVID-19 surge continues. “”The numbers are going off the chart,” he said, while adding that the city can reopen, but it must be done “smartly.”
What we’re reading:
The New Yorker: “How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?”
ProPublica: “The CARES Act Sent You a $1,200 Check but Gave Millionaires and Billionaires Far More”
Associated Press: “Atlanta mayor vows changes in how police officers use force”
Politico: “Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.”
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