Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Before You Go: 15,000+ possible SC coronavirus cases; Inmates quarantined in Charleston jail after positive test; Soul singer Bill Withers remembered

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Posted by Heath Ellison on Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 4:35 PM

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  • Sam Spence
COVID-19 updates: There are now 2,417 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to DHEC's most recent count, including 305 in Charleston County. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 51 South Carolinians. A report from DHEC released over the weekend estimates that there are 15,341 possible cases in S.C.

Nowhere is safe: An inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 was released from Al Cannon Detention Center in Charleston County yesterday on a judge's order. The individual was in jail for three weeks before he started to show symptoms. 35 other inmates held in his housing unit have been isolated and will be monitored for the next two weeks. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says they will sanitize the entire facility over the next several days as a precaution. The inmate released yesterday was incarcerated for a Family Court bench warrant.

WHAT WE'RE READING:

Politico: "How a chance Twitter thread launched Trump’s favorite coronavirus drug"

Associated Press: "NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks"

Pitchfork: "Why Do We Even Listen to New Music?"

New York Times: "The Coronavirus Could Cause a Child Abuse Epidemic"

Rolling Stone: "Bill Withers, Hall of Fame Soul Singer, Dead at 81"

The rest from the City Paper:
- "The 2020 Charleston Farmers Market poster reflects the rainbow of bounty available from local producers"
- "Charleston Stage will stream 'The Seat of Justice' this Easter weekend"
- "EXCLUSIVE: Former SC Gov. David Beasley, fresh off COVID-19, fights to avert millions of deaths"
- "These Charleston restaurants are serving Easter Sunday supper to go"
- "SC teachers' pay raises in question as lawmakers prepare return to weigh budget"

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