Before You Go: SC crosses 160k cases; Tropical patterns have spared Charleston from storms


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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 921 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 40 additional confirmed deaths.

With 7,160 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 12.9%.

As of 2 p.m. Oct. 22, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  160,384 (+921) 
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,438 (+64)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,581,897
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,526 (+40)

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Tropical weather patterns to thank for Charleston’s relatively quiet hurricane season. With 26 named storms and eight storms that hit the Gulf of Mexico, Charleston’s two hurricane impacts make for a pretty average hurricane season during an active year. However, we’re not out of the woods yet — hurricane season ends November 30, but could see hurricanes into December. Source: P&C

Judge dismisses one of the charges against former officer who killed George Floyd. A Minnesota judge dismissed a charge of third-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, saying there was enough probable cause to proceed with second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. He also dismissed requests to dismiss aiding and abetting charges against three other officers involved. Source: AP

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