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Fewer than 300 COVID-19 cases reported in SC
At least 734,555 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 12,292 have died in South Carolina since March 2020, according to state health officials.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on Monday, Nov. 29, reported 267 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus-related deaths. There were also 173 probable cases and no probable deaths, data show.
At least 401 people in the state were reported hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Nov. 29, including 120 patients being treated in intensive care units and 64 on ventilators. About 5% of hospitalizations across the state are coronavirus-related, data shows.
As of Nov. 29, 4.9% of COVID-19 tests were reported positive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said 5% or lower means there is a low level of community spread.
Fifty-percent of South Carolinians eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine are fully vaccinated, and roughly 57% have received at least one dose, according to health officials.
How should Beaufort spend COVID-19 relief money? Residents can weigh in
The city of Beaufort has $6.5 million in COVID-19 relief funds coming its way and residents have a say in how the money will be spent, according to The Island Packet.
Residents have until Friday, Dec. 31, to submit ideas on how best to utilize the funds, which were made available via the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Joe Biden. Preliminary plans announced by City Manager Bill Prokop last month include spending for infrastructure projects and affordable housing grants.
Residents can share their thoughts and comments on digital platform Civil Space, according to the newspaper.
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