COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 664 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 16 additional confirmed deaths.
With 6,995 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 9.5 percent.
As of 2 p.m. Sept. 24, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 139,021 (+664 new cases since Tuesday)
Percent Positive: 9.5% (down from 11%)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 15,395 (+32)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,118,900
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,097 (+16)
South Carolina Department of Transportation rejects Isle of Palms’ plan to eliminate beach parking. Source: P&C
No news is good news: There’s currently no hurricane activity in the Atlantic. Source: National Hurricane Center
Scientists Seek to Understand Sinking Land in Charleston, South Carolina. Source: Weather Channel
What we’re reading
Bon Appetit: “From Pandemic to Protests: How Food Businesses Are Responding”
The Wall Street Journal: “Breonna Taylor Decision Sparks Protests in Cities Across U.S.”
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