South Carolina reported more than 408 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 19 new deaths April 22.

Here's the latest on the pandemic in South Carolina. 

Bill to shield SC companies from COVID-19 lawsuits headed to governor’s desk

4:04 p.m. — South Carolina businesses can expect to have broad protection on lawsuits stemming from decisions made during the coronavirus pandemic after the House gave a liability protection bill key approval on April 22. Read more.

MUSC, school district to begin vaccinating teenagers in Charleston

1:15 p.m. — Starting April 26, the Charleston County School District will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to students age 16 and older through a partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina. Read more.

New data reassuring for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Wednesday, 7:34 p.m. — One of the largest reports on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy bolsters evidence that it is safe although the authors say more comprehensive research is needed.

The preliminary results are based on reports from over 35,000 U.S. women who received either the Moderna or Pfizer shots while pregnant. Their rates of miscarriage, premature births and other complications were comparable to those observed in published reports on pregnant women before the pandemic. Read more.