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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication: States' efforts to prevent fraud have delayed or disrupted their payments.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis.

The COVID-19 safety precautions Greenwood County School District 50 put in place seem to be running smoothly, Superintendent Steve Glenn said at Monday’s school board meeting, but there has been some confusion about when to keep kids at home.

State health officials reported 420 new confirmed cases and 30 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, along with 13 additional confirmed deaths.

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State health officials reported 569 new confirmed cases and 16 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as well as three additional confirmed deaths.

Clemson University's lab has become the latest to mass report results from prior months.

Saluda County recorded its 19th confirmed COVID-19 death, one of 20 confirmed deaths from the virus reported on Friday.

Cambridge-Palmetto canceled tonight’s varsity football game against Carolina Wildcats.

Greenwood County recorded 160 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, continuing a decline in new cases since July. The two weeks ending July 18 saw 445 new cases in Greenwood County.

Ware Shoals has postponed indefinitely its first three games of the season, including today’s matchup with Whitmire, after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Lakelands and the country respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state and national emergency declarations, it is vital for everyone to have up-to-date information about the virus and its spread. As such, we're providing free access to all of our COVID-19 coverage, which is available on this page.

Here's the latest information on COVID-19 from health agencies and hospitals: