What you need to know: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a statement late Friday saying that the Johnson & Johnson version of the COVID-19 vaccine is now able to be distributed in South Carolina. Earlier in the day, national health officials lifted a federal pause on distribution and administration of the vaccine due to isolated incidents of blood clotting issues. Source: S.C. DHEC

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 511 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, with 10 confirmed deaths.

With 30,596 tests reported Saturday, 5.3% were positive.

Source: Department of Health and Environmental Control, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 478,046 (+511)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 42,294 (+30)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,070 (+20)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 17,312 (+15)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,289 (+10)

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