Say goodbye to (some) empty and low-capacity restaurants, per a new order coming from Gov. Henry McMaster

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 229 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 20 additional confirmed deaths.

With 1,693 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 13.5 percent.

As of 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  143,787 (+229)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 15,607 (+5)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,268,864
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,203 (+20)

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DHEC continues to make adjustments to their internal database for more streamlined tracking of electronically reported test results; yesterday and today’s case numbers remain expectedly low as they reflect only results submitted to DHEC by email or fax. Source: DHEC

On Thursday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced a plan to revise COVID-19 restrictions on S.C. restaurants, effectively removing all social distancing restrictions inside restaurants. This revised order has not yet been issued. Source: P&C

What we’re reading

The Washington Post: “NBA players’ historic push to increase turnout started by getting each other to vote”

The New Yorker: “Can Podcasts Improve Our Well-Being?”

The New York Times: “New York Becomes the First Big City to Reopen All Its Schools”

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