HAPPY TO HAVE THAT ISSUE RESOLVED. 250,000. THAT’S THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS THE U.S. HIT ON WEDNESDAY. IT’S A HIGH THAT NO ONE WANTED TO SEE. WITH TEMPERATURES GETTING COLDER AND WINTER NOT EVEN HERE YET, HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD. REID BINION REPORT REID THE U.S., REACHING A GRIM MILESTONE IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE NOW DEAD FROM COVID-19. >> IT IS SKY ROCKETING. IT IS SKYROCKETING WITH NO REAL END IN SIGHT. REID PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN UNDERSCORING THE HORRIFYING TRAJECTORY OF THE DEATH RATE, SPEAKING THE SAME DAY THE U.S. TOPPED 250,000 DEATHS. THAT’S TEN TIMES THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN AN AVERAGE YEAR IN CAR CRASHES. CRASHES, STROKES, AND SUICIDES COMBINED DON’T CLAIM AS MANY AMERICAN LIVES IN A FULL YEAR THE VIRUS HAS IN UNDER TEN MONTHS. IT’S ALSO ABOUT SIX TIMES THE AVERAGE 42,000 PEOPLE WHO DIED FROM THE FLU IN THE YEARS BEFO COVID-19. MEDICAL EXPERTS, WARNING THAT THE DEATH RATE WILL KEEP SOARING, IF AMERICANS DON’T GET MORE SERIOUS ABOUT MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. >> THIS IS A MILESTONE, BUT WE BLOW BY THESE MILESTONES. IT’S IT’S REALLY SAD. REID: THE SOBERING AND TRAGIC NEW DEATH TOLL IN THE U.S. I THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD. PER CAPITA, OUR NUMBERS ARE WORSE THAN SOME COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA, WITH MORE PEOPLE AND FEWER RESOURCES. >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEATH RATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND Y COMPARE IT TO OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, I MEAN, WE HAVE THE MOST DEATHS. WE HAVE THE MOST DEATHS. I NEVER IMAGINED THAT THE BEST WE WOULD BE ABLE DO IN THIS COUNTRY WAS TO BE THE WORST THE WORLD, AND YET HERE WE ARE. REID: I’M REID BINION REPORTING. DANA: TO THE LATEST NUMBERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. DHEC CONFIRMED MORE THAN 1200 NEW CASES. 17% OF NEW TESTS WERE POSITIVE. 22 MORE PEOPLE DIED. SEVEN IN THE UPSTATE, WITH ALL BUT ONE WITHIN THE LAST WEEK. IN SOUTH CAROLINA, OVER 3900 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN NORTH CAROLINA, NEARLY 4900 GEORGIA IS REPORTING 8536 DEATHS SOME GOOD NEWS IN THE RACE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA’S EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE APPEARS TO WORK SAFELY IN OLDER PEOPL RESEARCHERS SAY IT GENERATES A STRONG IMMUNE RESPONSE IN THOSE OVER 7 ASTRAZENECA, WHICH DEVELOPED ITS VACCINE WITH RESEARCHERS A BRITAIN’S OXFORD UNIVERSITY, IS TESTING ITS VACCINE IN PHASE CLINICAL TRIALS AROUND THE WORLD. THIS IS THE LAST STAGE BEFORE SEEKING REGULATORY APPROVAL. THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY SWITCHED TO REMOTE LEARNING, TODA THAT’S BECAUSE NEW YORK CITY REACHED THE 3% POSITIVE TEST RATE THRESHOLD ITS A METRIC ALL REGIONS OF THE STATE FOLLOW. THINGS GOT TENSE DURING A COVID-19 BRIEFING WITH NEW YOR GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO AS NEWS OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT SPREAD. >> FOLLOW THE FACTS. >> I AM SO CONFUSED. >> THEN, YOU ARE CONFUSED. >> PARENTS ARE STILL CONFUSED. >> THEY ARE NOT CONFUS — CONFUSED. REID: NEW YORK CITY’S MAYOR SAYS THE STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL REOPENINGS WILL BE RELEASED LATER TH
South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (November 19, 2020)
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the following COVID-19 updates.Thursday’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19) New confirmed/probable total cases: 1,410/82 Summary click here New confirmed/probable total deaths: 17/2 Summary click here Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)Confirmed and probable cases: 189,251/11,909 Confirmed and probable deaths: 3,924/277 Tests performed for South Carolinians: 2,421,169Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)Testing opportunities available statewide: 299Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)9,729 individual test results reported statewide Wednesday (not including antibody tests) 14.5% percent positiveFacility reportsHospital data (daily): scdhec.gov/COVID19hospitals Extended care facility data (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Assisted living visitation status (Tuesdays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Private, public and charter schools (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/schoolsThe information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccinefor the latest vaccine information.Additional information and resourcesscemd.org scdmh.net accelerate.sc.gov
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the following COVID-19 updates.
Thursday’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)
Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)
- Confirmed and probable cases: 189,251/11,909
- Confirmed and probable deaths: 3,924/277
- Tests performed for South Carolinians: 2,421,169
Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)
- Testing opportunities available statewide: 299
Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)
- 9,729 individual test results reported statewide Wednesday (not including antibody tests)
- 14.5% percent positive
The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccinefor the latest vaccine information.
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