COVID claims nine in Horry, two in Columbus since Thursday

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     State data shows two additional Columbus County residents have died of COVID-19 complications since the county Health Department’s last coronavirus update on Thursday.

     During that time another nine Horry residents have become casualties of the pandemic.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • State data shows two new COVID deaths in Columbus
  • Another nine coronavirus deaths in Horry since Thursday

State data shows two new COVID deaths in Columbus

     Columbus County has lost two more lives to COVID-19 since the county Health Department issued its last coronavirus update on Thursday, state Department of Health and Human Services data shows.

     State data sometimes lags behind that of the county. Additional deaths were for the county were recorded on the DHHS online dashboard Friday and Sunday, bringing the total lives lost to COVID-19 in the county to 46.

     That data shows a total of 826 county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. Zip Code data shows 203 of those cases in the Tabor City area, that total behind Whiteville with 232 cases. Tabor City has recorded 12 COVID deaths, behind Whiteville with 13, the DHHS data shows.

     North Carolina reported 5,025 new COVID infections and 66 new related deaths since Thursday, the pandemic total now 125,219 cases, 1,969 deaths.

     COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 97 in North Carolina since Thursday, the total Thursday  1,142.

Another nine coronavirus deaths in Horry since Thursday

     COVID-19 has claimed nine Horry County lives since Thursday, the pandemic toll there now 128, Sunday’s data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed.

     Eight of those cases were in the Loris Zip Code, bringing that total to 487, while Green Sea added a single case, its total now 35.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 4,140 new COVID cases since Thursday, the pandemic total reaching 91,257.

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