Horry records 100 fewer new COVID cases Monday; CC reports 25 new infections since Thursday

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped significantly for Horry County Monday, while Columbus County maintained a slow but steady pace of new infections, state and county reports showed.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • COVID cases drop by nearly 100 in Horry
  • Columbus reports 25 cases in four days, 6 hospitalized

COVID cases drop by nearly 100 in Horry

     Following a weekend with two 200+ new COVID-19 case confirmations Horry County reported nearly 100 fewer in Monday’s state Department of Health and Environmental Control report.

     DHEC reported 121 new COVID cases for Horry on Monday, though a comparison with data from Sunday and Monday indicated that number to be 112. That brought the pandemic total of coronavirus cases for Horry to 5,903.

     Six of the newly confirmed cases were from the Loris area, DHEC Zip Code data showed. That brings the pandemic total for the Loris Zip Code to 338, Green Sea’s total was unchanged Monday at 28.

     South Carolina recorded 1,532 newly confirmed COVID cases Monday, 11 more deaths, bringing the pandemic totals now 58,003 and 961 respectively.

     COVID related hospitalizations rose again in South Carolina Monday, 1,488 people in the hospital due to the coronavirus, 16 more than Sunday.

Columbus reports 25 cases in four days, 6 hospitalized

     Another 25 COVID-19 cases have been reported by the Columbus County Health Department since Thursday, the agency said in the first of its two weekly coronavirus news releases Monday.

     That brings the pandemic total of COVID cases for the county to 617. State data showed that number higher, but local health officials have previously not been able to explain difference in those totals.

     Five additional cases were confirmed after the health department’s June 9 news release, six were confirmed July 19, four on July 11, two July 12, and eight today (July 13).

     Six county residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, the health department reported. There have been 39 related deaths, none in recent days.

     Zip Code data updated daily by the NC Department of Health and Human Services showed two new COVID-19 cases in the Tabor City and Whiteville areas Monday, one each in Clarendon, Chadbourn, Hallsboro, Bolton, and Delco.

Tabor City area cases now total 145, with 11 deaths, the DHHS data showed.

     North Carolina reported 1,827 new COVID infections and 7 new related deaths, the DHHS online dashboard showed Monday. That brings the state’s pandemic total to 87,528 people infected with the coronavirus, 1,510 killed.

     Hospitalizations fell by 30 Monday, the DHHS data showed, to 1,040.

Updates

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