Photo by Trinity Nguyen on Unsplash

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 785 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, with 10 additional confirmed death.

With 6,655 tests on Sunday, 11.8% came back positive.

As of 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  170,048 (+785)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,955 (+33)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,787,186
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,687 (+10)

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

Top Stories

South Carolina is one of a handful of states where the United States Postal Service is under orders from a federal judge to enact “extraordinary measures” to ensure timely delivery of mail after delays were reported in the state. Source: WLTX-TV, NBC News

5,100: The number of students being brought back in to Charleston classrooms next week. Source: P&C

Issac Bailey, writing for Politico: “I’d Celebrate Two Black Senators in South Carolina. But I’d Worry About What Comes Next.”

Local police are preparing for conflict following Tuesday’s election. Spokespeople from both the Charleston police and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office say their teams are preparing in case of election day incidents in the Charleston area. Source: P&C

A reminder that selfies with your ballot are, in fact, illegal in South Carolina. Source: WLTX-TV

From City Paper:

Commentary: When it comes to school board, vote with students in mind

Analysis: Key data show Cunningham as a moderate in Congress