DHEC reports negative COVID-19 testing results

As of April 3, the combined number of negative tests from both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs is 16,397.

  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
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  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

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McMaster not issuing stay-at-home order, says South Carolina is unique

  South Carolina announces three additional deaths related to COVID-19, and 147 new cases

  Mount Pleasant man shares his recovery experience after contracting COVID-19

  Short-term rentals suspended for people from COVID-19 hot spots; non-essential list expanded

  Charleston nursing grads to face front lines of pandemic

While it has been a challenge converting to virtual instruction, faculty say that the COVID-19 crisis has also been a good learning experience for the students.
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  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

  West Ashley gym and salon cited for violating stay-at-home ordinance

  South Carolina inmates making masks for health care workers

  4,000 patients tested at MUSC’s drive-thru specimen collection site for novel coronavirus

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for attempted murder suspect

City of Charleston officials holds presser on COVID-19 response

Colleton Co. deputies give citations for violating state of emergency order

Charleston Co. deputy undergoing treatment following collapse; no apparent link with COVID-19

  Organizations continue work to curb domestic violence and abuse during pandemic

  • Coronavirus

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

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Riller Honored On NABC All-District 10 First Team

Finished 10th in the nation in scoring last season

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  Lowcountry Strong: Charleston PD hold parade for 7-year-old who couldn’t have birthday party

  Coronavirus testing site opens Monday in Moncks Corner

  COVID-19 in S.C.: By the numbers

  Governor orders S.C. health department to disclose COVID-19 counts by zip code

Roper St. Francis Health reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Roper St. Francis Health says it has confirmed 10 additional COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

  SC Restaurant and Lodging Association begins relief fund for hospitality workers

McMaster thanks State House leaders for calling one-day session

  North Charleston hotel offering first responders hotel discount

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman sewing masks with some Disney magic