COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 264 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 24 additional confirmed deaths.

With 4,417 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 6 percent.

As of 2:10 p.m. Sept. 10, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 124,397 (+264 new cases since Wednesday)
Percent Positive: 6% (down from 14.3 %)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 14,357 (+15)
Negative tests in S.C.: 927, 364
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,823 (+24)

Top Stories

No news is good news as far as hurricane season goes. Today marks the peak of hurricane season, with seven systems being monitored in the Atlantic. None are a current threat to the Lowcountry, though. Source: @chswx

JetBlue launches nonstop flights between Charleston and LA starting Dec. 18. So when you can go places again, there’s that option. Source: P&C

What we’re reading

The Wall Street Journal: “Health Data After COVID-19 — More Laws, Less Privacy”

The Washington Post: “As students return, the deaths of at least six teachers from COVID-19 renew pandemic fears”

The New Yorker: “The Whitewashing of Black Music on TikTok”

The rest from City Paper:

Charleston artists share interpretations of the city in Redux’s latest group exhibition

Third grade SC teacher dies of coronavirus

Sunday’s Holy City Vintage Market benefits We Are Family