Before You Go: New cases remain below 1,000; IOP will ease parking restrictions; Chs. GOP holding rally tonight


DHEC

COVID-19 update: DHEC announced 907 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths connected to the virus on Thursday, the fourth-straight day with less than 1,000 new cases.

The percent positive rate was 15.7%.

As of 5:24 p.m. Aug. 13, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 103,051 (+907 new cases since Tuesday)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 12,598 (+76)
Negative tests in S.C.: 729,395
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 2,057 (+35)

Free Parking: Isle of Palms officials have voted to relax some of the parking restrictions put in place to cut down on crowds during the pandemic starting Sunday. Source: P&C

Making the Case: Charleston County Republican Party is holding an in-person rally tonight in West Ashley it's calling "The Case for America," with GOP VIPs slated to be in attendance, including U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Source: WPDE-TV

What we're reading:

Vox: "Trump campaign attack on Kamala Harris’s citizenship is right out of the birtherism playbook"

The Verge: Hans Zimmer created an extended version of Netflix’s ‘ta-dum’ sound for theaters

The New Yorker by Masha Gessen: "After a Rigged Election, Belarus Crushes Protests Amid an Information Blackout"

NYT: "Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party"

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