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[image-1] COVID-19 update: The state tallied 1,505 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the percent positive rate up to 18.8 percent.

Nearly 70 percent of the state’s hospital beds are full, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

As of 4:03 p.m. July 6, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Positive tests in S.C.: 46,247 (+1,505 new positive cases since July 5)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 5,978 (+326)
Negative tests in S.C.: 422,498
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 819 (+6)


What we’re reading today:

Post and Courier: “Longtime Lowcountry restaurant leaders offer their assessments of the coronavirus pandemic”

The Trace: South Carolina-based Palmetto State Armory reportedly sold boogaloo-themed rifles earlier this year, targeting followers of the loosely organized militant, anti-government extremist group.

$10 million: The selling price for the famed Sword Gate House on Legare Street downtown, per P&C.

The Atlantic: “Lockdowns Could Be the ‘Biggest Conservation Action’ in a Century”

The Verge: Uber has acquired Postmates for $2.65 billion

From the City Paper:

Mansueta’s departing Workshop, continue weekly Filipino pop-ups at 132 Spring
Contour releases two covers in support of arts academy the Black School