COVID deaths top 150 in Horry, climb by 40 in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     A grim pandemic milestone was reached in Horry County Monday, the COVID-19 death toll topping 150; while 40 new coronavirus cases in four days were reported in Columbus County.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Two COVID deaths push Horry past 150
  • Four days, 40 new coronavirus cases for Columbus

Two COVID deaths push Horry past 150

     Two more Horry County residents have died of COVID-19 complications, pushing the pandemic total past 150, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed Monday.

     Another 31 county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, DHEC reported, the lowest daily total for Horry since June 5.

     That brings the pandemic total for Horry County to 151 killed, 8,593 lab confirmed as infected with the disease, the DHEC data showed.

     Three of the newly confirmed cases were from the Loris Zip Code. DHEC data showed the Loris Zip Code with a pandemic total of 508 confirmed cases Monday, Green Sea with 35, that number unchanged.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 718 new COVID cases and 17 new deaths Monday, the pandemic totals now 100,431 and 1,966 respectively.

     South Carolina topped 100,000 total COVID cases on the same day its daily new confirmed count fell below 1,000 for the first time in weeks.

     There were 1,353 COVID patients being treated in South Carolina hospitals Monday, that number down by 25 from Sunday.

Four days, 40 new coronavirus cases for Columbus

     Another 40 Columbus County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the four days since the county health department last issued a coronavirus update.

     That brings the pandemic total of laboratory confirmed COVID cases to 908, with 48 deaths, a health department news release said Monday.

     While the average is ten per day, the department noted thirteen additional cases after it reported Thursday, fifteen Friday, four on Saturday, three Sunday, and five today (Monday).

     Six county residents are currently receiving in-hospital treatment due to COVID-19, that number unchanged since Thursday.

     Zip Code data from the NC Department of Health and Human Services online dashboard, updated daily, showed two newly confirmed cases in the Tabor City area since Sunday, one in the Whiteville area, four in the county overall. That data is often different than the county data due to reporting timing differences.

     North Carolina reported 626 new COVID infections and 4 new related deaths Monday, the pandemic total now 136,844 cases, 2,172 deaths, the lowest increases in both categories in weeks.

     Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 were up by two Monday, the total now 1,111.

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