S.C. Lt. Gov. Pam Evette | Provided

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 525 cases of coronavirus on Monday, with seven additional confirmed deaths.

With 5,357 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 9.8 percent.

As of 5:25 p.m. Sept. 14, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 130,256 (+525 new cases since Sunday)
Percent Positive: 9.8% (up from 9.4%)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 14,965 (+23)
Negative tests in S.C.: 977,377
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,922 (+24)

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

Source: DHEC

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pam Evette has COVID-19. The state’s second-in-command said on Twitter that she began feeling “unwell” last Thursday and a test confirmed Saturday that she had COVID-19. Source: Twitter

Charleston Councilman Harry Griffin said he won’t seek reelection next year. The first-term councilman has been the most critical voice on council, especially since the May protests and riots. “I am not going to be remembered in history with this regime,” Griffin said in a Facebook video over the weekend. Source: ABC News 4

What we’re reading:

NYT: “John Cusack Never Understood His Cusackness”

Ezra Klein, Vox: “In shifting so much responsibility to individual people, America’s government has revealed the limits of individualism.”

The State: $44M in ‘hidden’ funds quietly added to SC budget. These counties benefit the most.

P&C: “Another call to reject luxury ‘ecoresort’ plan for SC barrier island comes as review nears”