Good morning. I hope you enjoyed MLK day, and have all started the week productively. SCSPE is looking forward to another productive week.
As the nation continues to grapple with rising numbers of COVID-19, we hope the new administration will make the rollout of the vaccine a priority once President-elect Biden is sworn in. As of Monday, the US has 23,653,919 confirmed cases of the virus, and our death toll is now close to 400,000. Here in South Carolina, our numbers continue to rise. There have been 354,895 confirmed cases in the Palmetto state, and 5,662 South Carolinians have died.