By DEUCE NIVEN
Newly confirmed infections of COVID-19 among Horry County residents have risen dramatically during the weekend, up 111 since Thursday, with new records broken on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control data showed.
A total of 618 residents of Horry County have tested positive for the disease since the pandemic began, 29 citizens of Horry have died, the most recent Friday.
Newly confirmed cases in the county rose by 30 Friday, 34 on Saturday, 47 on Sunday.
Zip Code data for Loris has shown an increase of 19 cases since Friday, the total then 107, 114 on Saturday, 126 on Sunday. Confirmed infections in the Green Sea Zip Code have held steady at nine during the same period.
Columbus County: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Columbus County have risen modestly during the weekend, NC Department of Health & Human Services data shows.
COVID case totals have grown by 132 during the weekend, from 355 Friday to 361 Saturday and 368 Sunday. A total of 27 Columbus citizens have died of COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began.
Zip Code data on the DHHS online dashboard showed Tabor City with three new cases since Friday, two on Saturday, one Sunday, the total now 90 cases with ten residents of the Tabor City Zip Code killed by the disease.
Other increases in COVID infections reflected by Zip Code data for the weekend include Cerro Gordo, up by two to 16; Chadbourn up by four to 67; Whiteville, up by two to 85; Hallsboro, up by two to 16; and Riegelwood, up by one to eight.
Carolinas: State totals from the Carolinas as of Sunday show:
- North Carolina: 35,546 confirmed cases, 996 deaths, with 696 current hospitalizations.
- South Carolina: 14,286 confirmed cases, 546 deaths, with 477 current hospitalizations.
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