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[image-1] COVID-19 updates: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 161 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 additional deaths on Thursday. This brings the total number of South Carolina cases to 4,917 and those who have died to 150.

Nursing home numbers: South Carolina DHEC is now offering regular updates specifically for nursing home and assisted living facilities that have an associated case of COVID-19, as well as the number of positive cases for residents or staff members. DHEC is compiling and verifying this information to get a fuller picture of COVID-19’s impact on these types of facilities.

What we’re reading:

Sports Illustrated: “Old bunk beds, troublesome kitchen cabinets and squawking parrots: On the front line of the virtual draft”

The New Yorker: “Comedy loses a home: The shuttering of the Upright Citizens Brigade”

Washington Post: “States rushing to reopen are likely making a deadly error, coronavirus models and experts warn”

New York Times: “Vaccine rates drop dangerously as parents avoid doctor’s visits”

The Atlantic: “Two errors our minds make when trying to grasp the pandemic”

The rest from the City Paper:

— “Charleston County has a plan to vote safely during a pandemic
— “Gaillard Center presents virtual exhibit and concert from 2018 program, ‘Prints in Clay‘”
— “Charleston restaurant veterans have ideas for a ‘Hospitality Workers National Appreciation Day‘”
— “City of Charleston has tightest regulations for reopening