Patrons hit the town Friday night to eat inside SC restaurants amid COVID-19

Patrons hit the town Friday night to eat inside SC restaurants amid COVID-19

CHARLOTTE — There are new concerns as the Carolinas and the country reopen after the head of the CDC said he predicts COVID-19 related deaths would surpass 100,000 by June. 1.

CDC tracks 12 different forecasting models of possible COVID-19 deaths," CDC director Dr. Robert R. Redfield tweeted Friday. “As of May 11, all forecast an increase in deaths in the coming weeks and a cumulative total exceeding 100,000 by June 1.”

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The new information was released as North Carolina prepares to enter phase two in a week and as South Carolina to do as well Monday.

Now, customers can dine inside restaurants.

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Erin Edwards takes us inside for the first Friday night when people can finally patronize their favorite eateries.

Local businesses reopening means some people can head back to work