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An unwanted COVID milestone for Columbus: Weekend update


     An unwanted COVID-19 milestone was reached in Columbus County Sunday, as data showing the growing toll of the virus was released for it and Horry.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • COVID case count tops 900 in Columbus
  • Horry records 3 more coronavirus deaths in 3 days, 106 new cases

COVID case count tops 900 in Columbus

     Another COVID-19 milestone was recorded in Columbus County Sunday, with the number of residents infected with the coronavirus topping 900, state data showed.

     Data from the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources Sunday showed the county with 903 confirmed COVID cases. Columbus County Health Department data is released each Monday and Thursday. Its last news release showed the county with 868 confirmed cases, 35 fewer than Sunday’s DHHS data.

     COVID deaths, reported at 48 in Thursday’s county report, had not changed in the newest DHHS data.

     Data from the county and state agencies often differ due to timing differences in their reporting.

     Zip Code data from the DHHS dashboard showed Nakina with five newly confirmed cases since Thursday; Tabor City and Whiteville with four new cases; Chadbourn and Hallsboro with three; Delco with two; Clarendon, Bolton and Riegelwood with one new case each.

     Case/Death totals by Zip Code for the county, the DHHS showed Sunday, were: Tabor City, 217/13; Clarendon, 31/2; Nakina, 27/2; Fair Bluff, 22/4; Cerro Gordo, 25/1; Chadbourn, 116/6; Evergreen, 19/0; Hallsboro, 87/7; Lake Waccamaw, 43/5; Bolton, 36/0; Delco, 25/0; Riegelwood, 54/0.

     North Carolina reported 1,452 new COVID infections and 8 new related deaths Sunday over Saturday, the pandemic total now 136,218 cases, 2,092 deaths.

     Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 were down by a 20 Sunday from Saturday, the total now 1,109.

Horry records 3 more coronavirus deaths in 3 days, 106 new cases

     Another three Horry residents have been claimed by COVID-19 since Thursday, 106 more infected with the coronavirus, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed Sunday.

     All three who died were described as elderly, the DHEC data showed.

     Pandemic totals for Horry County have reached 8,582 laboratory confirmed cases and 148 deaths, the DHEC data showed.

     Four of those newly confirmed cases were from the Loris Zip Code. DHEC data showed the Loris Zip Code with a pandemic total of 505 confirmed cases, Green Sea with 35, that number unchanged.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 1,011 new COVID cases and 18 new deaths from Saturday to Sunday, the pandemic totals now 99,713 and 1,949 respectively.

     There were 1,378 COVID patients being treated in South Carolina hospitals Sunday, that number down by 46 from Saturday.


     Look for continuing coverage on local impacts from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak here and in the Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.