Good morning. I hope you have had a safe and productive two weeks. Just a quick update this morning.
We all continue to deal with the effects of living in a pandemic. As of Monday, October 19, 2020, globally, there have been 40,186,016 diagnosed cases. The US has the highest number of positive cases at 8,165,613, with South Carolina counting for 157,970 of those cases. 1,115,521 have lost their lives to COVID-19 worldwide. 219,811 Americans have passed away and 3,449. South Carolinians have died due to the Coronavirus. There are reports that we may be facing a fall surge, so we encourage you all to be mindful and stay safe.