COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 393 cases of coronavirus on Monday, with 13 additional confirmed deaths.
With 4,120 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 9.5 percent.
Monday marks the 14th-straight day South Carolina has reported under 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day, per The State.
As of 5 p.m. Sept. 21, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 134,884 (+393 new cases since Sunday)
Percent Positive: 9.5% (up from 9.2%)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 15,257 (+17)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,054,499
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,040 (+36)
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott reportedly avoided questions during a political event for S.C. Rep. Nancy Mace, who is running for Congress in the 1st District. Scott is one of 33 Republican senators who have not voiced an opinion about whether they will vote to confirm a judicial appointment to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, before the November election. Source: P&C, The Washington Post
What we’re reading:
The Verge: “The mask barons of Etsy”
P&C: What sunny-day floods say about climate change
Vox: Yes, Russia is interfering in the 2020 election
David French: Yes, America could split apart