COVID cases up by 15 in Horry, climb in Columbus, too

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     A sharp rise of 15 Horry County residents newly confirmed infected with COVID-19 and indications of a smaller increase in Columbus County were reported Sunday.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Horry’s COVID case count up by 15
  • Zip Code data shows six new cases in Columbus

Horry’s case count up by 15

     Horry County’s total number of residents confirmed infected with COVID-19 rose to 432 Sunday with 15 newly confirmed cases, three in the Loris area, two in the Green Sea Zip Code, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.

     Zip Code data reported by DHEC showed the Loris area with 89 confirmed COVID cases, three more than Saturday, Green Sea with seven, up by two from Saturday.

     Statewide there have been 11,861 positive tests returned for COVID-19 in South Carolina, up by 312 from Saturday; with 494 related deaths, that number up by seven from Saturday.

Zip Code data shows six new cases in Columbus

     There was no report from the Columbus County Health Department Sunday on local COVID-19 impacts, but state Department of Health and Human Services data indicated an increase in county residents testing positive for the disease.

     There have been timing differences between the county health department reports and data posted on the DHHS online dashboard.

     Six new cases shown on the DHHS dashboard, added to the 336 total reported by the county health department Saturday, would give a 342 total.

     COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 26 Columbus residents, the most recent Thursday.

     Whiteville and Chadbourn each recorded two newly infected residents Sunday, bringing their COVID-19 case totals to 88 and 61 respectively, Zip Code data released by DHHS showed.

     Nakina and Cerro Gordo each recorded single case increases, those totals six and 14 Sunday, the DHHS data showed.

     NC Totals: Statewide there are 28,589 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 100 North Carolina counties Sunday, up by 916 from Saturday, the DHHS reported.

     There were 886 North Carolina deaths attributed to COVID-19 Sunday, nine more than Saturday; with 649 current hospitalizations, that number up by 11 from the day before.

     CC Health 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.

Updates

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