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DHEC confirms more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, death reported in Lowcountry

The total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina is now 11,861 and 494 have died.

DHEC confirms more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, death reported in Lowcountry

The total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina is now 11,861 and 494 have died.


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“WE DO NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS ANYMORE. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO IN A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FEEL SAFE. I WANT TO BE ABLE WHEN A COP IS DRIVING BEHIND ME I DON’T WANT TO CLENCH. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE FREE.” CHAOS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS MORNING… BUILDING BURNING… STORES LOOTED… POLICE IN RIOT GEAR STRUGGLING TO GAIN CONTROL IN SEVERAL CITIES. PLUS… SAVANNAH CITY LEADERS ARE HOPIGING FOR THE BEST… BUT BRACING FOR THE WORST… AS PROTESTERS GET READY TO GATHER DOWNTOWN TODAY… AND… REOPENING SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE LOWCOUNTRY… WHAT CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT AS WE WIND DOWN THE MONTH OF MAY. PLUS… REOPENING OUR AREA. IT’S 6 O’CLOCK ON YOUR SUNDAY MORNING. HERE’S A LIVE LOOK FROM OUR SKYVIEW 22 CAMERA AT THE HOMEWOOD SUITES ON THE RIVER. (ADLIB ABOUT WEATHER) THANKS FOR STARTING YOUR DAY WITH WJCL 22! GOOD MORNING, I’M CHRIS TATUM. WE’LL GET TO THE LATEST ON THE PROTESTS AROUND THE COUNTRY IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT FIRST… YOU CERTIFIED MOST ACCURATE FORECAST. HERE’S METEOROLOGIST MELISSA HALL. TODAY MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 89. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING. TONIGHT A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS BEFORE 10PM. PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 66. NORTHEAST WIND 7 TO 9 MPH. MONDAY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 83. NORTHEAST WIND 7 TO 13 MPH. MONDAY NIGHT MOSTLY CLEAR, WITH A LOW AROUND 63. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 7 MPH BECOMING CALM IN THE EVENING. TUESDAY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 84. CALM WIND BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE MORNING. TUESDAY NIGHT MOSTLY CLEAR, WITH A LOW AROUND 66. WEDNESDAY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 89. WEDNESDAY NIGHT PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 70. THURSDAY MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 91. THURSDAY NIGHT A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 72. FRIDAY A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 90. FRIDAY NIGHT A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. MOSTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 73. SATURDAY A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. PARTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 89. NOW, HERE’S YOUR STORM TRACKER RADAR… WE BEGIN THIS MORNING WITH BREAKING NEWS… CIVIL UNREST ACROSS THE U-S OVERNIGHT – – FROM PROTESTS – – TO ALL OUT RIOTS… AS PEOPLE REACT TO LAST WEEK’S POLICE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD… IN MINNEAPOLIS… YOU’RE LOOKING – RIGHT NOT – AT VIDEO FROM LOS ANGELES… WHERE RIOTERS SET THIS BUILDING ABLAZE… ONE OF SEVERAL FIRES RIOTERS SET ACROSS THE U-S OVERNIGHT… THIS FIRE IS AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN WASHINGTON D-C… IT HAPPENED NEAR A HUGE PROTEST THERE… HERE’S MORE VIDEO FROM WASHINGTON D-C… AS POLICE – – IN RIOT GEAR – – WORKED TO GET CONTROL OF RIOTERS… IN TENNESSEE… RIOTERS SET NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC CITY HALL ABLAZE… LOOTED BUSINESSES… AND BROKE WINDOWS AT THE CITY’S LEGENDARY RYMAN AUDITORUM… CHECK OUT THIS HEART-STOPPING VIDEO FROM NEW YORK CITY… WHERE A CROWD OF PROTESTERS BLOCKED ON POLICE CAR… AND ANOTHER DROVE INTO THE CROWD. PEOPLE PLAN TO GATHER IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH TODAY TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD… AND YOU CAN BET… MANY SAVANNAHIANS ARE ON EDGE IN LIGHT OF WHAT WHAT THEY’VE SEEN HAPPENING IN OTHER CITIES OVERNIGHT… W-J-C-L’S JACKSON KURTZ SHOWS US HOW CITY LEADERS ARE HOPING FOR A PEACEFUL EVENT… BUT PREPARING FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS. (JACKSON ON CAM) CITIES LIKE MINNEAPOLIS…NEW YORK…AND ATLANTA…HAVE BEEN ROCKED BY PROTESTS IN RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD…SOME OF THEM TURNING DESTRUCTIVE…. SUNDAY SAVANNAH WILL HAVE IT’S OWN PROTEST…AND AS OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR IT…MAYOR VAN JOHNSON IS áPLEADINGá FOR IT TO BE PEACEFUL. (PKG) SAVANNAH MAYOR VAN JOHNSON IS CONDEMNING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD…WHO DIED AT THE HANDS OF WHITE POLICE OFFICER. LOWER 3RD: MAYOR VAN JOHNSON, SAVANNAH “ANOTHER TIME, A DIFFERENT VICTIM AND YET THE SAME NARRATIVE, PEOPLE ARE MAD…” BUT THE MAYOR ALSO DISAGREES WITH ANY OF THE VIOLENT PROTESTS FOLLOWING FLOYD’S DEATH. LOWER 3RD: MAYOR VAN JOHNSON, SAVANNAH “WHILE I UNDERSTAND THE ANGER, THE BEHAVIOR IS ILLEGAL, UNACCEPTABLE AND CREATES MORE UNFAVORABLE INTERACTION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND TAKES THE FOCUS AWAY FROM WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE JUSTICE.” A PROTEST IS PLANNED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON…BUT THE MAYOR SAYS HE’S BEEN UNABLE TO GET INTO CONTACT WITH THE ORGANIZER. HE DOES, HOWEVER, SAY THE CITY WILL BE PREPARED FOR WHATEVER COMES. LOWER 3RD: MAYOR VAN JOHNSON, SAVANNAH “LET ME MAKE MYSELF ABSOLUTELY CLEAR, WE WILL NOT LET YOU OR ANYONE ELSE COME HERE AND TRASH OUR CITY. FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO DO YOUR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.” SURROUNDED BY OTHER CITY LEADERS INCLUDING SAVANNAH POLICE CHIEF ROY MINTER…JOHNSON SAYS DESPITE BEING COOPED UP AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC…. VIOLENCE IS NOT WELCOMED IN THE CITY. LOWER 3RD: MAYOR VAN JOHNSON, SAVANNAH “THIS IS WHERE WE WORK, THIS IS WHERE WE PLAY, THIS IS WHERE WE RAISE OUR FAMILIES. WE ARE SURVIVING COVID- 19, AND IF WE CAN SURVIVE COVID- 9 THERE’S NO WAY WE’RE LETTING FOLKS FROM OUTSIDE OUR COMMUNTIY COME AND TRASH OUR COMMUNITY.” JOHNSON SAYS THE MAYOR HIMSELF AND OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL WILL BE ATTENDING THE PROTEST….AND SAYS THE CITY WOULD ACT “QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY” SHOULD THINGS GET OUT OF HAND….LIKE PUTTING UP AN EMERGENCY CURFEW IF IT’S NEEDED. BUT WHATEVER WILL COME SUNDAY…JOHNSON SAYS THE CITY WILL PERSEVERE. LOWER 3RD: MAYOR VAN JOHNSON, SAVANNAH “SAVANNAH HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR BETTER, WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH COVID-19 AND WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.” (JACKSON BACK ON CAM) WE REACHED OUT TO ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE PROTEST …THEY FIRST AGREED TO AN INTERVIEW BEFORE THE MAYOR PRESS CONFERENCE…BUT KINDLY DECLINED TO SPEAK AFTER THE MAYOR’S COMMENTS. THE PROTEST IS EXPECTED TO START AT 2 P.M. AT CITY HALL, CONTINUE TO JOHNSON SQUARE AND EVENTUALLY END IN ELLIS SQUARE. FROM DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH… JACKSON KURTZ…WJCL 22 NEWS. GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP SAYS THE STATE STANDS READY TO HELP SAVANNAH CITY LEADERS SHOULD THIS PROTEST WARRANT IT. W-J-C-L WILL HAVE A CREW AT THAT SAVANNA PROTEST TODAY… LOOK FOR A FULL REPORT THIS EVENING… ON W-J- C-L 22 NEWS AT SIX. BLUFFTON TOWN LEADERS ARE ALSO GETTING READY FOR A PARADE – THERE – TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR BOTH GEORGE FLOYD… AND AHMAUD ARBERY… IT’S AT SIX O- CLOCK THIS EVENING… AT EAGLE’S FIELD… PEOPLE WILL TRAVEL THE PARADE ROUTE IN THEIR CARS… ORGANIZERS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DECORATE THEIR CARS… AND CARRY POSTERS. ATLANTA IS UNDER A CURFEW UNTIL SUNRISE THIS MORNING… THE CITY’S MAYOR PUT THAT CURFEW IN PLACE AFTER VIOLENT PROTEST BROKE OUT THERE FRIDAY NIGHT. YOU’RE LOOKING – RIGHT NOW – AT VIDEO FROM LAST NIGHT – IN ATLANTA… PROTESTERS KNELT ON THE STREET… ATLANTA’S MAYOR SAYS DESPITE WHAT’S HAPPENED IN HER CITY THIS WEEKEND… THINGS WILL GET BETTER. “ATLANTA IS ALWAYS GOING TO LOOK AND FEEL LIKE ATLANTA TO ME EVEN ON ITS WORST DAY, BECAUSE ON OUR WORST DAY IN THE CITY, I KNOW THERE’S A BETTER DAY THAT’S COMING. AND THAT’S WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO ME. ALL OF GEORGIA IS NOW UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY… IN THE WAKE OF THOSE RIOTS AND PROTESTS… IT’LL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND. GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP IS ALSO ACTIVATING THREE-THOUSAND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND WOMEN TO BE ON STAND-BY IN CASE ANY OF TODAY’S PROTESTS – – ACROSS THE STATE – – GET OUT OF HAND. FROM GEORGIA NOW… TO SOUTH CAROLINA… LOOK AT THIS DAMAGE PROTESTERS DID TO DOWNTOWN CHARLESON… AND THAT’S NOT THE ONLY SOUTH CAROLINA CITY DEALING WITH PROTESTS THIS WEEKEND. FROM FIRES… TO LOOTING… TO SCORES OF ARRESTS… DARRYL FORGES SHOWS US MORE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING ACROSS THE U-S THIS WEEKEND. THE TWIN CITIES — ERUPTING FOR A FIFTH NIGHT — IN VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION — AFTER OFFICIALS URGED PEOPLE TO STAY HOME. COAST-TO-COAST PROTESTS. NEW YORK — CHICAGO — AND IN LOS ANGELES, A QUICK TURN FROM PEACEFUL — …TO THIS CHIEF MICHEL MOORE/ LAPD: “IT IS ONE OF OUR DARKEST DAYS WHEN I SAW IT LAST AND IT IS REPEATING AND IT IS VERY UH… IT BOTHERS ME A GREAT DEAL.” CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PUT CURFEWS IN PLACE — LIKE ATLANTA — WHERE PROTESTS RAGED FRIDAY NIGHT — MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS/ -D- ATLANTA: “FOR AS BAD AS THIS LOOKED ON TELEVISION, THIS WAS TEN TIMES WORSE, LAST NIGHT.” AND THEY URGED A CALM SATURDAY NIGHT — ESPECIALLY, IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SAINT PAUL. AND PROTESTORS CAME AS CLOSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE AS SECRET SERVICE WOULD ALLOW — AT THE PROTESTS’ CORE — THE DEATH OF 46-YEAR OLD GEORGE FLOYD — AN UNARMED BLACK MAN WHO DIED INTHE CUSTODY OF MINNEAPOLIS POLICE MONDAY. JOHN ELDER/ DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, MINNEAPOLIS POLICE: “THE DESTRUCTION, THE HATE. THAT IS NOT IN THE HONOR OF MR FLOYD.” MINNEAPOLIS PROTESTER: “I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO IN A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FEEL SAFE. I WANT TO BE ABLE WHEN A COP IS DRIVING BEHIND ME I DON’T WANT TO CLENCH. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE FREE AND NOT THINK ABOUT EVERY STEP I HAVE TO TAKE.” IN MINNEAPOLIS, I’M DARRYL FORGES. ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST- LOVED FOOTBALL TEAMS IS STEPPIGN UP TO HELP END SOCIAL INJUSTICE… THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY- NINERS PLANS TO GIVE ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMITTED TO THAT CAUSE.THAT CAUSE. “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” WILL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THE PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LOOK FOR FULL REPORTS RIGHT AFTER OUR SHOW — AT SEVEN O’CLOCK. THE TIME IS NOW óóó. THIS WEEK — LEADERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA ARE EASING MORE RESTRICTIONS. A BREAKDOWN OF WHERE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GO — COMING UP IN SIX MINUTES. DON’T FORGET… YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES ON OUR WEBSITE — WJCL DOT COM. WE ALSO HAVE THE LATEST INFORMATION SCROLLING AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN THROUGHOUT THIS NEWSCAST. HERE’S A LIVE LOOK FROM OUR SKYVIEW 22 CAMERA — LOOKING AT CHATHAM PARKWAY IN SAVANNAH. HERE ARE CONDITIONS RIGHT NOW FOR

DHEC confirms more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, death reported in Lowcountry

The total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina is now 11,861 and 494 have died.

Above video: Your morning headlinesThe South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Sunday 312 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 11,861 and those who have died to 494.All seven deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Anderson (1), Chester (1), Colleton (1), Darlington (1), Hampton (1), Marlboro (1), and York (1).The number of new cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (2), Aiken (2), Anderson (4), Beaufort (9), Berkeley (2), Calhoun (1), Charleston (12), Cherokee (3), Chesterfield (15), Colleton (4), Darlington (11), Dillon (3), Dorchester (2), Fairfield (2), Florence (11), Georgetown (1), Greenville (89), Greenwood (7), Hampton (1), Horry (15), Jasper (1), Kershaw (3), Lancaster (3), Lee (2), Lexington (11), Marion (1), Marlboro (10), Newberry (1), Orangeburg (9), Pickens (8), Richland (28), Spartanburg (23), Sumter (6), Williamsburg (3), York (7)County by county: The latest coronavirus cases in Georgia, South CarolinaTracking the curve: See how coronavirus cases and deaths over timeCoronavirus in Georgia, SC: The latest resources, how to keep your family safeWJCL’s coronavirus special coverage

Above video: Your morning headlines

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Sunday 312 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 11,861 and those who have died to 494.

All seven deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Anderson (1), Chester (1), Colleton (1), Darlington (1), Hampton (1), Marlboro (1), and York (1).

The number of new cases by county are listed below.
Abbeville (2), Aiken (2), Anderson (4), Beaufort (9), Berkeley (2), Calhoun (1), Charleston (12), Cherokee (3), Chesterfield (15), Colleton (4), Darlington (11), Dillon (3), Dorchester (2), Fairfield (2), Florence (11), Georgetown (1), Greenville (89), Greenwood (7), Hampton (1), Horry (15), Jasper (1), Kershaw (3), Lancaster (3), Lee (2), Lexington (11), Marion (1), Marlboro (10), Newberry (1), Orangeburg (9), Pickens (8), Richland (28), Spartanburg (23), Sumter (6), Williamsburg (3), York (7)

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