Columbus reports four new COVID deaths, Horry records another

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Four COVID-19 related deaths in as many days were reported by the Columbus County Health Department Monday, while a state agency report showed another Horry County resident lost to the coronavirus and nearly 100 more newly confirmed as infected.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports four new COVID deaths, 34 cases in four days
  • Coronavirus claims 104th Horry resident, infects 98 more

Columbus reports four new COVID deaths, 34 cases in four days

     Another four COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the Columbus County Health Department in the first of its twice-weekly coronavirus update news releases Monday.

     Two of the four deaths had been indicated on daily NC Department of Health and Human Resources dashboard updates during the weekend, two more shown on the state website Monday.

     Those deaths occurred on July 19, 22 and 25, three while hospitalized, one at the person’s home, the health department reported.

     Another 34 COVID cases in Columbus County have been confirmed since the last health department update Thursday, while a single case “has been reassigned to another county due to residency guidelines,” the health department reported.

     That brings the pandemic COVID-19 total for Columbus County to 765 confirmed cases, 44 deaths. Six county residents are currently hospitalized with the disease.

     Three of the new COVID cases were confirmed Thursday, after the county update. Another nine cases were confirmed Friday, sixteen Saturday, two Sunday, and four today (Monday).

     Zip Code data showed Clarendon with its second COVID death Monday, Cerro Gordo with its first. Tabor City showed three new cases, Clarendon two. Pandemic total cases and deaths for those Zip Codes, as of Monday, were Tabor City, 184/12; Clarendon, 23/2; Cerro Gordo, 25/1.

     North Carolina reported 1,625 new COVID infections and 5 new related deaths during Monday, the pandemic total now 114,338 cases, 1,790 deaths.

     Hospitalizations dropped by a single individual in North Carolina, the total Monday  1,169.

Coronavirus claims 104th Horry resident, infects 98 more

     Coronavirus cases appear to be declining in Horry County, with a possible correlation to a mask mandate issued by county and some municipal governments two weeks ago, but the death toll continues to climb.

     COVID-19 data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control Monday showed Horry with its 104th coronavirus death of the pandemic. That’s an increase of 12 in the past week.

     Horry recorded 98 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, DHEC’s Monday data showed, the pandemic total now 7,548. Two of the newly confirmed cases appeared to come from the Loris area, Zip Code data showed, the pandemic total there now 459.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 1,226 new COVID cases and 17 new deaths Monday, bringing the pandemic totals to 82,071 and 1,452 respectively.

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