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What you need to know: Charleston County has changed mask requirements for local buildings with the exception of the county courthouse building and the Charleston Center. The new rules, in line with federal guidelines, say masks are “strongly encouraged” but optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Some local governments still have their local mask rules in place. Source: Charleston County

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 158 total cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday (112 confirmed, 46 probable), with two confirmed deaths.

With 5,602 tests reported Tuesday, 3.7% were positive.

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 489,164 (+229)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,532 (+5)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,716 (+3)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,026 (+1)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,502 (+1)