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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 524 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, with 7 additional confirmed deaths.

With 2,922 tests on Wednesday, 17.9% came back positive.

As of 1:38 p.m. Nov. 5, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  172,216 (+524)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 17,072 (+34)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,823,984
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,736 (+7)

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Be positive you’re negative. SCDHEC is urging South Carolinians in the community to get tested regularly and “be positive you’re negative.” They stress the importance of getting tested before the holiday season. Testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, oral swab, and spit test at different locations.

Charleston Ocean Racing Association changing logo. The Charleston Ocean Racing Association voted to change its flag, which resembled the confederate flag, after Sperry said it would take the move into account when assessing its sponsorship of the 2021 Charleston Race Week. Source: P&C

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