Before You Go: Clyburn reelected as House Majority Whip; Positive rate up to 17%


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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,226 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 22 additional confirmed deaths.

With 7,233 tests reported Wednsday, 17.0% were positive.

As of 1:25 p.m. Nov. 18, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 187,774 (+1,226)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 17,970 (+101)
Negative tests in S.C.: 2,112,818
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,906 (+22)

Top Stories:
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, 80, was reelected to serve as House Majority Whip for the upcoming Congress. Clyburn was first elected as Majority Whip in 2006 and served until 2011, before later being reelected in 2019. Clyburn ran unopposed. Source: P&C

A 55-year-old South Carolina death row inmate wants a stay on his December execution due to questions surrounding how he will be put to death by the state. For years, the state has said they could not procure the chemicals necessary for lethal injection. S.C. law gives inmates a choice between death by electrocution and death by lethal injection, but the law does not specify if the state can force an inmate to choose electrocution. If carried out, the Dec. 4 execution would be the first in South Carolina since 2011. Source: Charlotte Observer

What we’re reading:
CNBC: ‘Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, free delivery for Prime members’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Hundreds of Companies That Got Stimulus Aid Have Failed’
The Daily Beast: ‘The Crown Tells Some Harsh Truths. No Wonder the Royal Family Hates It.’

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