COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 339 new cases of coronavirus and 5 additional deaths on Monday.

With 2,993 tests reported Monday, 11.3 percent were confirmed positive (down from 11.2 percent on Monday).

As of 4:14 p.m. Sept. 8, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 123,801 (+339 new cases since Monday)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 14,323 (+19)
Negative tests in S.C.: 911,888
Percent Positive: 11.3% (up from 11.2%)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,772 (+5)

Source: Department of Health and Environmental ControlInstitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Top Stories: A total of 90 arrest warrants, 74 served and 16 outstanding, have been issued by Charleston Police Department in response to the May 30 riot. Of those 90 warrants, 26 arrests have been made. Police Chief Luther Reynolds said a report on the riot will be ready for presentation by the end of the month.

The riot took place in downtown the night after protesters flooded the streets of the peninsula to rally against police brutality and racial inequities in policing. On May 31, protests resumed before officers utilized tear gas and pepper balls against demonstrators gathered downtown. Source: News 2

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