Coronavirus cases see highest one-day total. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,639 new cases on Saturday, the highest single-day total since July. More than 14,000 tests reported on Saturday, well over the number on a normal weekday. The percent positive rate has remained in double digits for three weeks. Source: The State
McMaster has no plans to bring back restrictions as disease spreads. Despite continued high numbers of cases in South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster’s office said he has no plans to enact any new restrictions. They emphasized individual’s responsibility to make “smart decisions.” Source: Greenville Online
State nonprofits fear closure as pandemic lingers. Nonprofits along South Carolina’s coast are struggling, with many worried they won’t last another six months without additional funding due to the pandemic. Source: Myrtle Beach Sun
Young people helped win White House. Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimates that voter participation rose by 8% among 18 to 29-year-olds compared to 2016, estimating that the final tally could end up at 56% participation. Source: WSPA
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