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What you need to know: A fourth COVID-19 vaccine option may soon become available as Novavax’s efficacy trails show promising results. Novavax says that the vaccine demonstrates 100% efficacy against COVID-19 and 93% against variants of the virus, though the vaccine may have to undergo the standard FDA approval rather than authorized emergency use, which would lengthen the process. Source: NPR

Note: S.C. DHEC is no longer reporting COVID-19 updates over the weekend.

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 132 total cases of the coronavirus on Monday (92 confirmed, 40 probable), with two confirmed deaths.

With 6,205 tests reported Monday, 2.2% were positive.

Source: DHEC

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 492,929 (+92)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,896 (+8)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,942 (+5)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,307 (+13)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,623 (+2)

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