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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 18, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394 and confirmed deaths to 3,439.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 722 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of COVID-19, 12 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394, probable cases to 6,596, confirmed deaths to 3,439, and 211 probable deaths.
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U.S. sets single-day record with over 83,000 new coronavirus infections – CBS News

There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new single-day record high in the country.

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There are new signs that the nation’s monthslong battle against the coronavirus is moving in a dangerous direction. There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new record high for a single day in the country.
The outbreak is also more widespread. The latest surge is pushing the number of infections to more than 8.4 million and increasing the death toll past 223,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Another dire warning Friday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s…

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Fast, cheap, accurate: Researchers pin hopes on Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR-technology tests to detect coronavirus – USA TODAY

UC Berkeley’s Nobel Prize winner and MIT researchers employ gene-editing technology to develop rapid COVID-19 virus tests.

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Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their pioneering work on the gene-editing tool CRISPR. The tool has been used to engineer better crops and to try to cure human diseases. (Oct. 7)
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Coronavirus tests performed in labs are the gold standard for accuracy and antigen tests are a fast and inexpensive alternative.
But backers of a third type of test, developed by a Nobel Prize winner using cutting-edge CRISPR technology, say it…

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Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID-19, Is It Safe To Celebrate With Family? : Shots – Health News – NPR

COVID-19 cases are surging across the country and with thanksgiving right around the corner, is it safe to travel to spend the holiday with friends and family….

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It’s time to gather the family together for the talk. Not that talk the talk about what to do for Thanksgiving this year as the pandemic rolls on.
It’s been months since many of us have seen extended family we’re longing to check in on aging parents, to see old friends from back home, etc. But even though Thanksgiving often conjures up pictures of big happy reunions, how safe is it to make them a reality?
“Right now, in many areas of the country, COVID-19 rates are starting to surge again,” says…

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