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What you need to know: North Charleston and Mount Pleasant are two of 17 S.C. towns and cities that will be receiving less COVID federal relief money than initially anticipated. In total, these municipalities will receive $67.9 million less than promised.

The reduction has been adjusted differently for each area, but North Charleston’s share has decreased by nearly 50%. The city was originally told to expect $43 million; now it will only be receiving $24.3 million.

Mount Pleasant is another area impacted by the reduction, with its portion being slashed by almost 80%. Source: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 401 total cases of the coronavirus on Thursday (208 confirmed, 193 probable), with two confirmed deaths.

With 8,859 tests reported Thursday, 3.2% were positive.

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 491,133 (+208)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,730 
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,861 
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,170 
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,554 (+2)