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Box with COVID tests

Upward Trajectory

May 17, 2022

“We’re clearly on an upward trajectory” scientist says, as Tri-county COVID cases rise 26% in weekly update.

COVID particle under what looks like blue liquid. iStock

Silent Epidemic?

May 12, 2022

Tri-county area sees 121% increase week to week in COVID cases. “I’m concerned we could be in a silent epidemic,” MUSC scientist says.

Clinical lab scientist Tanisha Dickerson carries a tray of materials involved with testing.

COVID Update

May 06, 2022

Doctors see more COVID cases after spring break and Easter weekend. “Is it the beginning of our Omicron variant surge or is it just a little increase?”

Bar chart shows COVID variants at MUSC. The latest month included, April 2022, shows that all of that month's COVID samples were some form of Omicron.

Variant Update

May 05, 2022

New MUSC COVID data show rise of BA.2 subvariant and its offshoot, BA.2.12.1.

Red COVID particle on right side of image. The left side is blue.

Increasing Rapidly

May 03, 2022

COVID case growth rates for areas monitored by MUSC are “increasing rapidly” in latest assessment.

Illustration of waves with COVID particles. iStock

What’s Ahead

April 21, 2022

Tri-county case numbers “can’t go much lower,” MUSC scientist says. “It’s really good. But I don’t think it’s going to last.”

Exercise is Medicine

April 11, 2022

As people emerge out of the pandemic, they're recognizing the connection between physical activity and exercise and good health.

Transmission electron micrograph of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID

COVID Update

April 08, 2022

COVID-19 numbers in the Charleston Tri-county area are low as they were last summer when people thought the virus might be gone. Will that continue?

Graph showing COVID's peaks and valleys in the Charleston area.

Another Surge?

March 22, 2022

As Lowcountry’s COVID case numbers hit lowest level in months, there are signs we could see another surge.

Question mark surrounded by COVID particles. iStock

'Hold Tight'

March 17, 2022

“Hold tight and enjoy our low positivity rate at the moment,” MUSC scientist says of COVID in Charleston area, as cases rise in parts of Europe and Asia.

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