COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,374 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with 23 additional confirmed deaths.

With 10,407 tests reported Monday, 13.2% were positive.

As of 1:22 p.m. Nov. 24, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 196,330 (+1,374)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 19,444 (+117)
Negative tests in S.C.: 2,276,862
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 4,010 (+23)

Top Stories:
Jaime Harrison, off his double-digit loss to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, is shifting his fundraising prowess and recent national cache to help Democrats who could win U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia in just a few weeks. The two Georgia seats up for grabs could shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. Source: The Daily Beast

Gov. Henry McMaster requested today that Dominion Energy withdraw their planned rate increase of 7.7% on over 750,000 S.C. customers. “A sizable rate increase at this difficult time would impose an unexpected and untenable burden on many South Carolinians,” he said, referencing the pandemic.

An application for the rate hike was sent to the Public Service Commission (PSC) in August, and the case will be considered in January. McMaster said that, if Dominion does not pull their application, he will ask the PSC to reject it. Source: News 2

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