What you need to know: According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), 47.0% of S.C. residents have received at least one vaccine shot and 40.6% are fully vaccinated. These numbers are still well below the necessary 70-80% needed to achieve herd immunity.
Former Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb also expressed concerns over the weekend that fall COVID numbers could spike once again if vaccination rates continue to lag nationwide. Source: DHEC, The Washington Post
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 86 total cases of the coronavirus on Monday (56 confirmed, 30 probable), with zero confirmed deaths.
With 7,612 tests reported Monday, 1.2% were positive.
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 492,667 (+56)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,887 (+5)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,965 (+5)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,337 (+1)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,626 (+0)