COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 250 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 29 additional confirmed deaths.

With 1,744 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 14.3 percent.

As of 2:08 p.m. Sept. 9, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 124,097 (+250 new cases since Tuesday)
Percent Positive: 14.3% (up from 11.3%)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 14,342 (+19)
Negative tests in S.C.: 914,849
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,800 (+29)

Top Stories

DHEC reports 233 cases of COVID-19 have been associated with South Carolina schools. Of the cases, 138 were students, and the numbers reported by DHEC Tuesday include public, private and charter schools throughout the state. Source: The State

A new technology for SCETV will help pipe school assignments to students without traditional internet access. Gov. Henry McMaster and State Superintendent Molly Spearman made the announcement today. Source: P&C

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