COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 666 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, with 25 additional confirmed deaths.
With 4,952 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 13.4%.
As of 2:52 p.m. Oct. 20, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 158,747 (+666)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,303 (+37)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,550,991
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,475 (+25)
The upcoming debate between Senator Lindsey Graham and challenger Jaime Harrison has been postponed. The new date for the showdown, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has not been decided.
The debate was postponed because of the U.S. Senate’s upcoming votes, which includes the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, according to Graham’s communication director. Source: NBC News 2
What we’re reading:
Associated Press: “AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals”
The Daily Beast: “Maskless white people are fueling a massive new coronavirus surge in Mississippi”
Reuters: “Warnings in Michigan, Minnesota over guns at polling places on Election Day”
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