COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,511 new cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths on Friday.
With 8,261 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 18.3 percent.
As of 4:10 p.m. Sept. 4, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 121,378 (+1,511 new cases since Thursday)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 14,153 (+80)
Negative tests in S.C.: 882,707
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,706 (+34)
DHEC launches interactive COVID-19 in schools dashboard. Department of Health and Environmental Control launched an interactive dashboard for COVID-19 cases found within K-12 schools, including students, faculty, and staff. It is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19schools. As of today, there are 158 cases associated with schools in South Carolina.
Charleston County schools to have more students start in person. In a plan approved today, Charleston County School District will have 13,400 students starting school in person, with an additional 5,100 students heading back into classrooms within two weeks of school starting. Source: P&C
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The New Yorker: We Can Solve the Coronavirus-Test Mess Now—If We Want To
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