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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 680 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 7 additional confirmed deaths.

With 4,743 tests on Friday, 14.3 percent came back positive.

As of 4:50 p.m. Oct. 30, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  167,057 (+680)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,774 (+32)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,810,217
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,653 (+7)

Top Stories:

1,300: the number of seasonal positions Amazon says it will fill across South Carolina ahead of the holidays. Source: The State

One of the six men charged in federal court for conspiracy to kidnap the governor of Michigan also threatened violence against South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and other politicians, according to the FBI. SLED chief Mark Keel said his office had not been notified, and didn’t find out about the alleged threat until Thursday afternoon. Sourcee: Greenville News

South Carolina’s aerospace industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry, thanks to Boeing and military work lending to the industry’s outpacing of other parts of the economy in job growth over the last decade. The industry has a nearly $29 billion impact and supports 136,244 jobs. Source: P&C

What we’re reading:

Walmart pulls guns and ammunition displays due to ongoing unrest across the nation. Source: The Wall Street Journal

On wearing masks and casting ballots. Source: Greenwood Index-Journal

What have we lost? Source: The New York Times

The world is watching this election. Source: The Washington Post

Judge declines to halt COVID-19 eviction moratorium. Source: AP News

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