What you need to know today: In the last two months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noticed a surge in teenagers being hospitalized for COVID-19. Although it was believed early on in the pandemic that children and teenagers were potentially not as vulnerable as adults, the uptick in hospitalizations has the CDC urging parents to get their children vaccinated. Source: The Washington Post
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 144 total cases of the coronavirus on Monday (79 confirmed, 65 probable), with 0 confirmed deaths.
With 6,138 tests reported, 1.8% were positive.
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 492,356 (+79)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,861 (+3)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,915 (+7)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,245 (+2)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,594 (+0)