What you need to know today: The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans can frequent most indoor spaces without a mask based on the trajectory of the virus’ spread and the observed effectiveness of the vaccines available.

Source: NBC News

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 453 cases of the coronavirus on Thursday (229 confirmed, 224 probable), with 14 confirmed deaths.

With 11,348 tests reported Thursday, 4.7% were positive.

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

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 486,761 (+453)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,168 (+8)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,577 (+4)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 17,830 (2)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,453 (+14)