COVID-19 OUTBREAK

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. 

South Carolina surpassed 475,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on April 18.

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The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings.

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.

The percent positive has remained low over the past few weeks, sitting at 3.7 percent on April 17.

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Providers across the country are awaiting word from federal health officials about when they can resume administration of the shots made by Johnson & Johnson.

About the data

Data is based on The Post and Courier's reporting, drawn mostly from DHEC reports.

Known cases refers to the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Death data is presented as confirmed and probable deaths.

DHEC reports its data with a 2-day lag time. Our dashboard timestamp reflects the date we update, and our data also lags by two days.

County-level vaccine data describes the total number of vaccine doses administered by that county.

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White House officials unveiled a strategy that features three components: a major funding boost for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments to ramp up coronavirus gene-mapping; the creation of six "centers of excellence" partnerships with universities to conduct research and develop technologies for gene-based surveillance of pathogens; and building a data system to better share and analyze information on emerging disease threats, so knowledge can be turned into action.

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It's not clear if the exceedingly rare reports — so far, six cases out of more than 7 million inoculations in the U.S. — really are linked to the J&J vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in J&J vaccinations on Tuesday, just a week after European regulators declared that such clots are a rare but possible risk with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a shot made in a similar way but not yet approved for use in the U.S.

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The only exceptions to the deteriorating worldwide situation are countries that have advanced vaccination programs, mostly notably Israel and Britain. Even the U.S., which is a vaccination leader globally, is seeing a small uptick in new cases, and the White House announced Friday that it would send federal help to Michigan to control the state's worst-in-the-nation transmission rate.

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