[image-1] COVID-19 updates: The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced an additional 105 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of statewide cases to 3,656. After 10 new COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, the state total is now 107.
Testing for vets: As of today, patients at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center can get tested for the coronavirus thanks to a new partnership with MUSC. Veterans who are tested will be notified of their results within 24 hours.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
Grub Street: “Jesus Roman Melendez was the ‘backbone’ of Jean Georges. On April 1, the coronavirus took his life.”
Eater: “How I learned to stop worrying and love my freezer”
The New York Times: “The food expiration dates you should actually be following”
Vox: “This is how America drinks now”
Forbes: “Here’s what happens to your stimulus check if you got your tax refund using a loan or advance.”
The Atlantic: “The Supreme Court should never go back to its pre-coronavirus ways”
The rest from the City Paper:
– Nine glimmers of generosity as Charleston works through a crisis
– Jaee Bryant just keeps pushing ahead on new album Silkk Possyum, his second this year
– Delivery services throw restaurants and residents a lifeline, helping keep people home and local businesses operational
– We asked local authors how they’re coping with the current international pandemic
– These family meal deals are making Charleston takeout more convenient (and affordable) during the coronavirus pandemic