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SC Lede: LIGHT THE BEACONS – Sound the Alarms!

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After months of steady, weekly declines in new cases of COVID-19, South Carolina has recorded four weeks of cases and is expected to do the same this week as well. Public health officials say that the state’s low vaccination rate is fueling the spread, hospitalizations and death.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 17, 2021: Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Director of Public Health Dr. Brannon Traxler on recent increasing COVID-19 numbers; South Carolina has the lowest recidivism rate in the country; positive; the latest campaign news; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.