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What you need to know: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Tuesday that many fully vaccinated Americans can go without face masks outside, but not in large crowds, as COVID-19 infection rates subside across the nation. Source: Associated Press

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 307 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with two confirmed deaths.

With 9,163 tests reported Tuesday, 4.6% were positive.

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

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 479,940 (+307)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 42,513 (+22)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,191 (+16)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 17,433 (+9)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,307 (+3)