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What you need to know: South Carolina continues to experience a delay in Johnson & Johnson vaccine shipments. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control told WIS-TV that shipments of J&J vaccines have not arrived in S.C. since May 3 and are not expected to arrive next week either.

The delay comes after news that 62 million vaccine doses from the Emergent BioSolutions factory in Baltimore — the same plant that destroyed 15 million J&J doses earlier this year as a result of cross-contamination — may have been contaminated.

S.C. currently has 42,849 doses of J&J in inventory according to DHEC, but it’s unclear when the state might receive new shipments.

Source: WIS-TV, The New York Times

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 376 total cases of the coronavirus on Thursday (184 confirmed, 192 probable), with confirmed death.

With 7,980 tests reported Thursday, 3.0% were positive.

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 489,653 (+184)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,583 
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,754 
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,058 
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,511 (+1)

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