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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)