South Carolina reported 294 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and zero new deaths May 4.

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

Roper St. Francis to close North Charleston COVID-19 vaccine site, spread out its efforts

1:30 p.m. — With declining numbers of people showing up to its mass vaccination site in North Charleston, the Lowcountry hospital system Roper St. Francis Healthcare has decided to close the location and spread out its vaccine efforts. Read more.


3 days in Charleston: Our food critic’s 2021 itinerary, updated for COVID-19 conditions

11 a.m. —  Food critic Hanna Raskin shares one way to experience the best of Charleston food and drink without sacrificing your personal safety or the community’s health. Read more.


FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

Monday, 10:40 p.m. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. Read more.