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SC Lede: We're in the Million Case Club!

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Several record-setting days of cases, driven by the omicron variant, led to a record number of weekly cases for the week ending Jan. 1, 2022. The 50,653 cases shattered the previous record of 40,373 set the week of Jan. 9, 2021. The cases pushed South Carolina over the 1 million mark since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Dr. Edward Simmer, DHEC director, said “This milestone is another reminder that COVID-19 has caused one of the most severe pandemics our nation and state has ever seen, and with the Omicron variant, we unfortunately are seeing record numbers of cases.”

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for January 4, 2022: reaction to the recently proposed congressional district maps by SC House lawmakers; understanding new COVID-19 testing and quarantine guidelines; South Carolina surpasses 1 million total coronavirus cases; and more.

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