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New COVID deaths in two counties, modest case increase in Columbus, 22 more in Horry


     Residents of Columbus and Horry counties claimed by COVID-19 were reported Monday, with just two newly confirmed infections leaving Columbus health officials hopeful, while in Horry 22 newly confirmed cases were reported.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • A 27th COVID death in Columbus, two new cases
  • Coronavirus claims 26th Horry resident, 22 more infected

A 27th COVID death in Columbus, two new cases

     A 27th Columbus County resident has been claimed by COVID-19, with two people newly confirmed as infected with the disease bringing the case total to 338, the county health department reported Monday.

     That person died Monday in a hospital, a health department news release said, adding “To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about this individual will be released. We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to all of the individuals’ family and friends in this very difficult time.”

     There were no new cases or deaths to report Sunday, the news release said. Of the two newly confirmed cases Monday one “is connected to a positive family member and the other new case is still under investigation,” the news release said.

    By Zip Code: Hallsboro recorded five new COVID-19 infections Monday, DHHS Zip Code data showed, bringing the total case count there to 11, with no deaths.

     Tabor City and Fair Bluff each recorded a single new coronavirus case Monday, Tabor City’s total now 85 cases with ten deaths, Fair Bluff 20 cases and one death.

     Whiteville’s case count dropped from 88 to 87 residents confirmed infected with the coronavirus, which typically means DHHS investigation determined that the residents address was incorrectly classified.

     NC Totals: Statewide there are 29,263 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 100 North Carolina counties Monday, up by 674 from Sunday, the DHHS reported.

     There were 898 North Carolina deaths attributed to COVID-19 Monday, 12 more than Sunday; with 650 current hospitalizations, that number up by one 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.

     Coronavirus claims 26th Horry resident, 22 more infected

     COVID-19 has claimed another Horry County resident, the 26th since the pandemic began, with 22 additional people confirmed as infected by the coronavirus, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Monday.

     Horry County’s total number of residents confirmed infected with COVID-19 rose to 454 Monday, with three of the 22 newly confirmed cases in the Loris Zip Code, bringing that total to 95; one newly confirmed case in the Green Sea area, that total now eight.

     Statewide there have been 12,148 positive tests returned for COVID-19 in South Carolina, up by 297 from Sunday; with 500 related deaths, that number up by six from Sunday.


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