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It's a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

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Charleston County had the lowest hospitalization rate in the state, with 3.4 percent of patients requiring care. A full 14.8 percent of Marion County patients had to be hospitalized.

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The Socastee varsity football team had its Friday night game against Waccamaw postponed due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on the team.

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The Community Resource Center Summerville hosted a special recognition event in Hutchinson Square to celebrate the work of Joint Base Charleston's 437th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Operations Flight Airmen. 

The picture of the recession caused by COVID-19 in South Carolina is painted with stories of devastation to small businesses, but for the largest employers the bottom-line impact has been much more nuanced. 

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South Carolina public health officials released a tool Friday they hope will help residents more easily track key data in the fight against the coronavirus. 

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The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.

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In Murrells Inlet, an estimated 2,000 maskless patrons packed shoulder-to-shoulder into a biker bar, yelling enthusiastically toward the stage.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization.

Note: Known cases refers to the total number of positive test results. That means the number of known cases does not go down when a person either recovers or dies.

Sources: National data provided by The COVID Tracking Project using data collected from various national public health authorities. SC-specific data is based on The Post and Courier's reporting, drawn mostly from DHEC reports.

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More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy's in New York each year, the company said, making it hard to create a safe environment during a pandemic. Before taking a picture with the jolly old man, crowds walk in tight quarters through a maze-like Santaland that's filled with Christmas trees, running toy trains and elves in green costumes.

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Never in U.S. history have immigrants been excluded from the population count that determines how House seats, and by extension Electoral College votes, are divided among the states, a three-judge federal count said in September when it held Trump's policy illegal.

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