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[image-1]Celebrate America at home. State health officials are asking that people stay home for the Fourth of July holiday as cases spike in the state. They recommend home-based activities, watching firework shows from a car or tuning in to virtual events. Source: AP

Knocking on doors uncovers "traumatic" circumstances for students. An effort to contact every Charleston County K-12 student uncovered "traumatic" circumstances for many who haven't participated in online instruction. Source: City Paper

Hospital sees 65 percent increase in COVID-19 cases. Roper St. Francis reported seeing a 65 percent increase in COVID-19 in one day, with the four hospitals that make up the Roper St. Francis Healthcare seeing an additional 30 COVID-19 patients in one day. Source: WCSC

Gas tax hike. South Carolina's gas tax increases by 2 cents starting today, July 1. This is the fourth of six rate increases to the gas tax that will help pay to fix roads in the state. Source: Charlotte Observer