Before You Go: Tim Scott won’t say; Cases, positive rate remain low


Source: North Charleston

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)

Top story

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

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:

UP NEXT FROM

FEATURE

Before You Go: One more Graham-Harrison debate on tap Friday

Heath Ellison

South Carolina health officials reported 755 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, with 19 additional confirmed deaths.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Charleston County residents also voting on sales tax, housing trust fund

Charleston County residents will decide whether to extend a local sales tax to fund school construction projects and to approve a property tax increase to fund an affordable housing trust. First, voters weigh in on the aptly named “Education Capital Improvements Sales and Use Tax Act Referendum for Charleston County.” A vote “Yes” extends a […]

Before You Go: One more Graham-Harrison debate on tap Friday

South Carolina health officials reported 755 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, with 19 additional confirmed deaths.

SC reform groups raise questions about Charleston report on May protests

Two S.C. justice reform advocacy groups delivered a letter Oct. 22 to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Police Chief Luther Reynolds and members of Charleston City Council objecting to the city’s assessment of police response to the May 30-31 protests. “This report is a masterclass in the use of hollow rhetoric and passing the buck” American […]

Pickin’ in the Park puts drive-in bluegrass show on Johns Island

Charleston County Parks will host Pickin’ in the Park, a drive-in bluegrass concert at Johns Island County Park Nov. 7.