COVID cases at 849 in ‘Hot Spot’ Horry, up in Loris, Green Sea; a death & 24 cases in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Worries from state leaders in the Carolinas that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, even during partial reopening’s, are reflected as death and case numbers continue to climb in the counties included in the Tabor-Loris Community.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Horry cases climb by 47; Loris up by five, one more in Green Sea
  • Columbus COVID death is 29th, 24 new cases, 225 have recovered

Horry cases climb by 47; Loris up by five, one more in Green Sea

     Another 47 Horry County residents, some from the Loris and Green Sea area, are confirmed as infected with COVID-19, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday.

     That brings to 849 the number of Horry residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

     Five new case confirmations in the Loris Zip Code bring that total to 140, with one newly confirmed case in the Green Sea area making that count to 11, DHEC data shows.

     Statewide there have been 16,441 positive tests returned for COVID-19 in South Carolina, up by 687 from Wednesday; with 588 related deaths, up by 13 from Wednesday.

     A total of 494 South Carolina residents were hospitalized for treatment of COVID complications on Thursday, that number down by 19 from Tuesday.

Columbus COVID death is 29th, 24 new cases, 225 have recovered

     A 29th Columbus County resident has died of COVID-19 complications, the county health department reported Thursday.

     Like most of those in the county who have succumbed to the coronavirus since the pandemic began earlier this year, this person died in a hospital, the health department reported, with family privacy concerns preventing the release of any further details.

     Another 24 Columbus residents have been confirmed as infected with the disease, the health department news release said, bringing the total who have tested positive to 397.

     “There were six new cases of COVID-19 on June 9, eleven new cases on June 10, and seven new cases on June 11,” the news release said.

     Of those who have tested positive, 225 have completely recovered, the health department reported.

    By Zip Code: There were no new COVID related deaths in Columbus County reflected in Zip Code data released by the NC Department of Health and Human Services Thursday, nine individuals newly confirmed as infected with the disease.

     County data and that from DHHS is seldom the same because of timing differences in posting or releasing that information.

     Whiteville had five newly confirmed COVID cases reflected in the DHHS Zip Code data, its total now 107 with five deaths during the pandemic.

     Clarendon and Chadbourn each recorded one new case, their totals now 11 and 70 respectively. Clarendon has not recorded a COVID death, the Zip Code data shows, Chadbourn has recorded five.

     Tabor City’s Zip Code total was unchanged Thursday, with 92 cases and ten deaths.

     NC Totals: Statewide there are 39,481 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 100 North Carolina counties Thursday, up by 1,310 from Wednesday, the DHHS reported.

     There were 1,064 North Carolina deaths attributed to COVID-19 Thursday, 11 more than Wednesday; with 812 current hospitalizations, that number up by 32 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.

     This post will be updated.

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