Tuesday brought word of another 890 cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, and 14 more deaths. Charleston County has another 207 cases.
The percent-positive rate of those tested was 17.4 percent, a new high for the state.
DHEC said in a press release today that over 70 mobile testing clinics will be set up in rural and underserved communities.
As of 2:21 p.m. June 23, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Positive tests in S.C.: 26,572 (+890 new positive cases since June 22)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 2,251 (+207)
Negative tests in S.C.: 316,283
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 673 (+14)
More guidelines incoming: Gov. Henry McMaster announced a restaurant safety initiative after days of record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases. The governor will discuss the initiative at a press conference today. Live 5 News
Practice for November: Voting for several runoff elections in Richland County seem to be moving well, according to media reports. Staffing shortages, long lines and ballot issues caused “major issues” for Richland County’s primary on June 9. The State
What We’re Reading:
Reuters: “Protesters fail to bring down Andrew Jackson statue near White House”
Politico: “Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is ‘not salvageable'”
Mother Jones: “Kentucky Votes Today. Here Are All the Ways Mitch McConnell Has Made That Harder.”
From the City Paper:
– Runoff elections in four Charleston-area races Tuesday
– Amethyst, massive hip-hop collaboration, showcases South Carolina artists
– DJ DollaMenu swears the kid’s not his on Father’s Day release
– Protesters clash over Calhoun beneath monument Monday
– Lowcountry Kettle expanding Charleston operations, adding jobs and two new flavors
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