COVID doesn’t take a weekend break: Two Horry deaths, one in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Three additional lives lost to COVID-19 and another 175 residents of Columbus or Horry counties confirmed as infected by the coronavirus were revealed by state health agency reports during the weekend.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • COVID claims two more Horry lives, infects another 154
  • Columbus weekend toll: One death, 21 coronavirus cases

COVID claims two more Horry lives, infects another 154

     Another two lives lost to COVID-19 in Horry County with 154 additional residents infected by the coronavirus are shown in weekend data updates from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control.

     Both deaths were shown in Saturday’s DHEC update, the pandemic total reaching 103.

     Saturday’s update showed 68 new COVID cases for Horry, another 86 Sunday bringing the pandemic total to 7,450 for the county.

     Zip Code data showed a dozen of the new cases in the Loris area, 4 Saturday and 8 Sunday to bring the pandemic total to 457. A single new case in the Green Sea area Sunday brought that Zip Code pandemic total to 34.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 2,543 new COVID cases and 33 new deaths during the weekend, bringing the pandemic totals to 80,856 and 1,436 respectively.

Columbus weekend toll: One death, 21 coronavirus cases

     A 42nd death related to COVID-19 has been recorded in Columbus County during the weekend, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Service reports.

     Columbus County Health Department coronavirus reports are issued each Monday and Thursday, and the last report showed a pandemic total of 40 deaths. DHHS data showed an additional death Friday, another on Saturday, and has indicated a pandemic total of 42 for the past two days.

     Another 21 COVID cases are also shown for Columbus on the DHHS dashboard for the weekend, the pandemic total now 753.

     Zip Code data showed none of the new COVID cases in the Tabor City area. Whiteville, the DHHS data showed, recorded 11 new cases for the weekend, the pandemic total now 216.

     North Carolina reported 3,718 new COVID infections and 39 new related deaths during the weekend, the pandemic total now 112,713 cases, 1,785 deaths.

     Hospitalizations dropped by 12 in North Carolina during the weekend, the total Sunday  1,170.

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