Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash

What you need to know: South Carolina has stopped distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, after federal officials urged states and administering agencies to push pause on its use after six women developed blood clots within two weeks of vaccination. Source: City Paper

Experts said Tuesday that despite the newly detected risk, patients have “a much higher chance of getting run over by a car” than being affected by blood clots after the shot. Source: The State

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 447 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with 12 confirmed deaths.

With 11,206 tests reported Tuesday, 5.0% were positive.

Source: Department of Health and Environmental ControlInstitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 472,310 (+447)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 41,587 (+29)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 16,682 (+16)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 16,851 (+13)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,177 (+12)

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.