COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,243 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, with 8 additional confirmed deaths.
With 8,659 tests reported Thursday, 14.4% were positive.
As of 4:10 p.m. Nov. 12, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 179,832 (+1,243)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 17,486 (+58)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,982,694
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,817 (+8)
2020 breaks hurricane records, two weeks left. The 2020 hurricane season already has broken the record for the most named storms in a season with two weeks left to go. While meteorologists expected the 2020 season to be active, with 29 named storms, this year has surpassed even their expectations. Source: P&C
Report shows most of Charleston at risk for flooding. A new hazard assessment found that 87% of homes and 84% of businesses are at risk of flooding during storm surges and tidal flooding. Source: WCSC
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