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Fifty new COVID cases in Columbus since Monday; another death, 80 cases in Horry Thursday


     Another COVID-19 death in Horry County, 80 new cases there in a day, and 50 in Columbus since Monday were all reported Thursday.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports 50 new COVID infections, hits 815 cases
  • Another coronavirus death in Horry, 80 new cases

Columbus reports 50 new COVID infections, hits 815 cases

     A rapid uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Columbus County, 50 new infections since Monday, allowed the county’s pandemic total to sail past 800, reaching 815, the Columbus County Health Department reported Thursday.

     Ten county residents are receiving care in hospitals, the health department’s second of two weekly coronavirus updates said.

     There were no new deaths reported in the Thursday update, the pandemic total for the county recording 44 COVID related fatalities since April 6.

     “There have been approximately 633 COVID-19 recoveries in Columbus County,” the health department report said.

     Of the newly confirmed cases, 16 were recorded Tuesday, 28 Wednesday, and 18 today (Thursday).

     Zip Code data, reported daily on the NC Department of Health and Human Services online dashboard, showed the Tabor City area with 12 new cases Thursday, by far the biggest jump in the county, its pandemic total now 199 infections and 12 deaths.

     Whiteville showed six new infections, the Zip Code data said, its total now 226 cases and 13 deaths.

     North Carolina reported 2,344 new COVID infections and 38 new related deaths Thursday, the pandemic total now 120,194 cases, 1,903 deaths.

     COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 52 in North Carolina, the total Thursday  1,239.

Another coronavirus death in Horry, 80 new cases

     Another elderly Horry County resident has succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the county’s coronavirus death toll to 119, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday.

     With 80 residents testing positive for the virus the county’s pandemic toll rose to 7,857, the DHEC data showed.

     Three of the newly confirmed cases were in the Loris Zip Code, bringing that total to 479. Zip Code data for Green Sea held at 34 confirmed cases Thursday.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 1,636 new COVID cases and 49 new deaths Thursday, bringing the pandemic totals to 87,117 and 1,600 respectively.


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