What you need to know today: Moderna has been conducting trials for children ages 12 to 17, so far the results are positive. Out of 3,300 adolescents participating in the study, only 12 cases of COVID-19 were detected according to assistant professor of immunology the University of South Carolina Greenville Dr. Jennifer Grier. And, of those 12 cases, only one of the teenagers who contracted COVID had been vaccinated.
“Effectively it’s very similar to the adult population. What’s more excited is that it includes even mild cases of COVID. So we are seeing really good protection for anyone who has had to care for a sick child,” Grier told Live 5 News. Source: Live 5 News
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 413 cases of the coronavirus on Sunday (277 confirmed, 136 probable), with four confirmed deaths.
With 6,311 tests reported Monday, 4.0% were positive.
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 486,090 (+413)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,130 (+12)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,532 (+10)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 17,798 (+5)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,448 (+4)