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[image-1]COVID-19 update: DHEC announced another 1,558 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 deaths. Thursday marked the ninth consecutive day South Carolina has counted over 1,000 new coronavirus cases.

The percent of positive cases was at 20.7 percent, an almost four percent increase.

As of 3:03 p.m. July 3, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Positive tests in S.C.: 41,413 (+1,558 new positive cases since July 2)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 4,881 (+267)
Negative tests in S.C.: 396,134
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 787 (+10)

What we're reading:
The Atlantic: The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything
Washington Post: How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with COVID-19 risks in their everyday lives (Includes South Carolina's state epidemiologist, Dr. Linda Bell.)
The Atlantic: When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday
The Verge: This isn’t a COVID-19 wave — it’s a tsunami
The Atlantic: Watching Hamilton Is Like Opening a Time Capsule

The rest from the City Paper:
New Beach Reach app lets you check beach traffic before you head out
Sarah's Dumps shifts from pop-ups with over 1,000 weekly dumpling deliveries
Downtown lawns host artists' creations in Yard Work
Black SC farmers fight to uproot racial disparities in the industry