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Modest increases: COVID cases up by three in Columbus, six in Horry


     COVID-19 infections were confirmed in three additional Columbus County residents on Sunday, six more in Horry, stage agencies reported.

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  • Three new COVID cases in Columbus
  • Horry records six new coronavirus infections

Three new COVID cases in Columbus

     Zip Code data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services showed Columbus County with three new cases, one each in the Tabor City, Nakina and Whiteville Zip codes.

     There was no news release from the Columbus County Health Department on Sunday, daily reports apparently suspended for the holiday weekend, and expected to resume Tuesday.

     Statewide there are 23,222 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 100 North Carolina counties Saturday, up by 497 Saturday the DHHS reported. There were 744 North Carolina deaths attributed to COVID-19 Sunday, seven more than Friday; with 587 current hospitalizations, that number down by 2 from the day before.

Horry records six new coronavirus infections

     COVID-19 confirmed cases in Horry County increased by six on Sunday, to 377, with no newly confirmed cases in the Loris Zip Code, which had soared by 18 on Saturday to 72, Green Sea held with five total cases since the pandemic began.

     Statewide there have been 10,096 positive tests returned for COVID-19 in South Carolina, up by 209 from Saturday; with 435 related deaths, that number up by ten from Saturday.


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