COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,088 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with 11 additional confirmed deaths.

With 7,894 tests reported Tuesday, 13.8% were positive.

As of 2:36 p.m. Nov. 17, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Confirmed cases in S.C.:  186,528 (+1,088)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 17,865 (+54)
Negative tests in S.C.: 2,093,644
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,884 (+11)

Top Stories:
Over the Limit: The saga of accessible beach parking on Isle of Palms continues. IOP’s town council will vote tonight at 6 p.m. on parking restrictions introduced during the pandemic to reduce the number of people on the beach. With beach season complete, council will decide to remove or keep restrictions to parking on the land-side of Palm Boulevard between 21st Avenue and 40th Avenue. Restrictions on 3rd Avenue, 9th Avenue and Hartnett Boulevard will also be discussed.

Viewers can tune into the meeting through IOP’s YouTube page. Source: Live5

Lindsey Graham, a very professional ballot checker: A rundown of all the different outlets now reporting the various ways U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham applied pressure on the Georgia secretary of state as the state works through a hand recount of millions of ballots. Source: City Paper

What we’re reading:
Politico: ‘What Keith Richards Can Teach Us About Beating Our Donald Trump Addiction’
Reuters: ‘Key to reforming U.S. policing rests with state legislatures’
Scalawag: ‘The first Black drag queen in North Alabama and other untold stories of the Queer South’

More from the City Paper:
Home Team BBQ celebrates 14th anniversary, breaks ground in Greenville
Vinyl release by Charleston Music Hall featuring local artists
Forte Jazz Lounge offering VIP treatment for hospitality pros

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