Graham and Harrison debated on Saturday | Photo via C-SPAN, WIS-TV

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

With 5,770 on Sunday, the 13.1 percent of tests came back positive.

As of 2:57 p.m. Oct. 27, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  164,802 (+755)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,642 (+34)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,684,428
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,602 (+19)

Top Stories:
The final debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and challenger Jaime Harrison will air Friday at 7 p.m. on ETV and S.C. Public Radio. The debate will be moderated by reporters Thelisha Eaddy, Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove. Source: P&C

What we’re reading:
Associated Press: “1,000-plus faith leaders call for ‘free and fair election’”
Washington Post: ‘Why these women just walked Harriet Tubman’s 116-mile journey from the Underground Railroad’
Al Jazeera: “Racism worsens COVID-19 toll on ethnic minorities: Report”

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