An Easter respite in Columbus, Horry’s COVID count lower

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     As many congregations in Columbus and Horry counties gathered for Easter in parking lots, or virtually, Columbus marked the day with no new confirmed COVID-19 cases, Horry recorded two, a positive mark compared to recent days.

     This post will cover these topics:

  • Easter pause, no new COVID-19 cases in Columbus
  • Two new cases in Horry, a marked decline

No new COVID-19 cases in Columbus

     There were no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Columbus County on Sunday, a welcome respite after increasingly higher daily counts in recent days.

     “Our current total number of COVID-19 cases is 31,” a Columbus County Health Department news release said. “We urge the public to continue to take the necessary measures to stop the community transmission of COVID-19.

     Health leaders offered a reminder that there are numerous resources for help, including:

  • Hop4NC Helpline – 855-587-3463
    • NC 2-1-1 – Dial 211 or 888-892-1162 for North Carolina COVID-19 Help and Updates

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

     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.

Two new cases in Horry

     Only two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Horry County Sunday was a marked decrease from eight cases Saturday, 18 on Friday, a bright spot on the holiday weekend.

     One of the new cases came from the Loris area.

     There were no new pandemic related deaths reported for Horry County Sunday, that number still seven.

     Horry’s confirmed COVID-19 total reached 134 Sunday, with DHEC estimates that the uncounted total could range from 823 to 957.

     A Zip Code breakdown showed six cases in the Loris area, up one from Saturday, one case in the Green Sea Zip Code unchanged from previous days.

     Statewide there are 3,319 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, up by 113 from Saturday, with 82 deaths, two of those newly reported Sunday.

Updates

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