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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 755 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with 20 additional confirmed deaths.

With 6,158 on Sunday, the 12.3 percent of tests came back positive.

As of 4:45 p.m. Oct. 26, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  163,946 (+755)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,608 (+26)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,670,655
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,587 (+20)

Source: Department of Health and Environmental ControlInstitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Top stories:

In a podcast appearance with journalist Kara Swisher for The New York Times, Hillary Clinton floats only former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley as a Republican conservatives could back for president in 2024. Source: NYT

A few months into his tenure as CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, Elliott Summey sat down with P&C‘s Warren Wise. Summer will continue to serve as the chairman of Charleston County Council until his term expires in January. Source: P&C

Judge Amy Coney Barrett will likely be confirmed by the U.S. Senate this evening. Source: The Washington Post

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