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COVID-19 cases surge by 18 in Horry, five in Columbus


     Just a day after toping the 100 mark in COVID-19 confirmed cases, Horry County added another 18 on Friday, bringing the total to 124.

     That came on the same day Columbus County recorded its biggest single day increase of the pandemic, adding five new confirmed cases.

This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Another 18 COVID-19 cases for Horry, two in Loris area
  • Columbus COVID-19 cases surge with five new confirmations

Horry COVID-19 count at 124

     Horry County’s latest COVID-19 case count did not include any new deaths, but with 18 new confirmed cases the overall count jumped from 106 Thursday to 124 on Friday.

     A Zip Code breakdown provided by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control showed two of the new cases from the Loris area, that number climbing to five. Green Sea continued to show just one confirmed case.

     Statewide there are 3,065 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, with 72 deaths, five of those newly reported Friday.

Columbus COVID-19 cases surge to 25

     Columbus County reported its greatest single-day increase in coronavirus COVID-19 cases Friday, with five new confirmations bringing the county total to 25.

     “All five individuals are isolating at home,” a Columbus County Health Department news release said. “The source of infection is unknown for all five cases.

     “We urge the public to take the necessary measures to stop the community transmission of COVID-19. The Columbus County Health Department will continue to follow CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of infection.

     “Based on information provided by the individuals, county public health officials will assess risks of exposure, and determine which, if any, additional measures are needed such as temperature and symptom checks, quarantine and/or testing.

     Regularly updated information from the Columbus County Health Department is available on its Facebook page at

     Columbus County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center is also operating from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 910-640-6615 ext. 7045 or 7046.

     This post will will be updated.


     Look for continuing coverage on local impacts from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak here and in the Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.