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I should listen to this email, right?

CLINTON — I was just sitting at my computer, doing totally legitimate work stuff and not a BuzzFeed quiz on which Disney Princess I most resemble, when an email captured my attention:

Attention:

Your email have been listed on our compensation file as those affected due to covid-19 outbreak.

The (World HealthOrganization) has agreed upon to pay you the sum of $250,000 as compensation and to equip you to stay at home to avoid further spread of the deadly virus.

You are at this time urged to contact the Covid19 response fund department with the reference number (COV/RES/FND.00171) for immediate claims.

Warning you at this time urged to keep this secret to avoid double claim as any double claim of same reference number will be disqualified.

For claims kindly contact Jim Harrison on solid.viewinc@yandex.com

Dr Maria Wellos

Public Announcer

World Health Organization

This seems totally legitimate. I mean, that grammar is divine. And what international health agency doesn't put its name in parentheses? And WHO else but a medical doctor would be emailing me about the massive amounts of cash I shouldn't be expecting? Oops, guess I was supposed to keep this hush-hush.

OK, so maybe this isn't legit. Apparently there are a lot of coronavirus-related scams happening nowadays. Please remember that no agency actually seeking to help you is going to call or email you seeking personal information, and please be careful what you click on. The best advice remains: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

So no wads of cash for me. On the bright side, my BuzzFeed quiz came back. It was negative.

Contact Assistant Editor Matthew Hensley at mhensley@indexjournal.com or on Twitter @IJMattHensley.

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From telecommuting to the new public home school model, a growing number of us are homebound for the foreseeable future as we take unprecedented steps to slow and hopefully stop the spread of the new coronavirus that is sweeping the world. This blog is our attempt to catalog some of the daily changes we are experiencing together. If you want to share your story with us, email us at newsroom@indexjournal.com.

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On Sunday, the Palmetto State recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly two months as the nation is seeing its highest number of daily new cases.

State health officials reported 628 new confirmed cases and 57 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, as well as 14 additional confirmed deaths and two new probable deaths.

State health officials reported 784 new confirmed cases and 83 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, as well as 18 additional confirmed deaths and 5 new probable deaths.

State health officials reported 921 new confirmed cases and 79 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, as well as 40 additional confirmed deaths and 10 new probable deaths.

State health officials reported 686 new confirmed cases and 86 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 11 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.

State health officials reported 666 new confirmed cases and 66 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 25 additional confirmed deaths and 10 new probable deaths.