Columbus reports 38th COVID death; Horry cases top 3,000

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     COVID-19 has claimed another life in Columbus County, while the streak of three-digit daily new infections in Horry continued Monday, the county’s pandemic total now exceeding 3,000.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports 38th COVID death, 26 new cases since Thurs.
  • With infections in Loris, Green Sea, Horry count tops 3,000

Columbus reports 38th COVID death, 26 new cases since Thurs.

     Another Columbus County resident has died of COVID-19 complications, the 38th since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Columbus County Health Department reported Monday.

     Hospitalized at the time, the person died earlier Monday, a health department news release said. Offering condolences, the health department continued its policy of providing no other information to “protect the families’ privacy,” the news release said.

     That death came as the health department confirmed another 26 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday, the most recent of its now twice-weekly COVID reports. That brings to 517 the total of confirmed COVID cases in the county during this pandemic.

     Two additional case confirmations came after Thursday’s news release, with “eight new cases of COVID-19 on June 26, nine new cases on June 27, three new cases on June 28, and four new cases on June 29,” the health department reported.

     Five county residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, the health department reported. That number was six on Thursday.

     Zip Code data: A COVID death in the Hallsboro Zip Code was indicated in Monday’s data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, but the data did not indicate an additional death in the county since June 26.

     DHHS data is updated daily, but sometimes lags behind that released by the county.

     Another three cases in the Hallsboro area, since Sunday, was indicated in the latest DHHS date, that total now 39, while two new cases in the Tabor City area brought that total to 116. Single new cases and their new totals include Clarendon, 15; Whiteville, 147; and Lake Waccamaw, 29.

     Evergreen’s case total dropped from 12 to 11 in Monday’s report, which typical means a case had been assigned an incorrect Zip Code, that error has been corrected.

     Statewide: North Carolina has recorded 63,484 confirmed COVID cases since the pandemic began, Monday’s DHHS data showed, that total up by 1,342 from Sunday; with 1,325 deaths, three more than Sunday; and 843 COVID patients in the hospital, 47 fewer than Sunday.

     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.

With infections in Loris, Green Sea, Horry count tops 3,000

     A trend of newly diagnosed COVID-19 infections well into three digits per day continued with Monday’s data release from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control.

     Another 165 Horry residents have contracted the coronavirus, DHEC reported Monday.

     Four of those new cases were in the Loris Zip Code, the pandemic total there now 229, with a single new confirmation in the Green Sea area, bringing that total to 16.

     Horry’s COVID case total increased to 3,150 Monday.

     Statewide South Carolina has recorded 34,546 COVID confirmed cases since the pandemic began, DHEC reported Monday, an increase of 1,320 from Sunday, with 717 people across the state who have died of the disease, 5 more than Sunday.

     A total of 1,032 Palmetto State residents were reported hospitalized for coronavirus complications Monday, an increase of 78 from the day before.

Updates

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