Columbus confirms two COVID deaths, Horry records none Monday

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Two COVID-19 related deaths in Columbus County, indicated in state reports during the weekend, were confirmed by the Columbus County Health Department on Monday, as Horry County recorded no lives last to the coronavirus.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports 2 new COVID deaths, 22 new cases
  • No new deaths, 56 additional coronavirus cases in Horry

Columbus reports 2 new COVID deaths, 22 new cases

     Two new COVID-19 related deaths and 22 newly confirmed infections since Thursday were reported by the Columbus County Health Department in its first of two weekly reports Monday.

     Those COVID related deaths bring the county’s pandemic total to 46, with those losses July 30 and 31, a health department news release said. No additional information will be released due to patient privacy concerns, the health department said.

     Newly confirmed coronavirus cases brings the pandemic total for the county to 837.

     Six of the twenty-two new cases were confirmed Friday, one Saturday, thirteen Sunday, and two today (Monday), the health department reported.

     Eight Columbus residents are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment.

     Zip Code data reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Monday showed Tabor City, Clarendon, Chadbourn, Whiteville and Riegelwood with one new case since Sunday, Lake Waccamaw with two.

     State data sometimes lags behind that of the county.

     North Carolina reported 1,313 new COVID infections and 13 new related deaths Monday, the pandemic total now 126,532 cases, 1,982 deaths.

     COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 85 in North Carolina, the total Monday  1,057.

No new deaths, 56 additional coronavirus cases in Horry

     Horry County recorded its first day in about a week without a newly confirmed COVID-19 related death, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed Monday.

    A total of 128 Horry residents have lost their lives to the coronavirus during the pandemic to date, the DHEC data showed, with 56 newly confirmed cases bringing the infection total to 8,147 people.

     One of those newly confirmed cases was in the Loris Zip Code, that total now 488, while the Green Sea total remained at 35 Monday.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 1,105 new COVID cases Monday, and 11 new deaths, the pandemic totals now 92,404 and 1,721 respectively.

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