A rare day with no confirmed COVID deaths

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     There were no newly confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 for Horry or Columbus counties Friday, an infrequent event, as new infection numbers for both areas were reported.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Horry records no new COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases
  • Columbus records 11 more coronavirus cases

Horry records no new COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases

     No additional COVID-19 related deaths and 48 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus for Horry County was reported by South Carolina’s Department of Health & Environmental Control Friday.

     One “probable” COVID related death for Horry was reported by DHEC, that involving an elderly person.

     Horry County has suffered 161 confirmed COVID deaths since the pandemic began, 8,754 confirmed residents infected by the virus, the latest DHEC data showed.

     Two of the new cases were from the Loris Zip Code. That brings its pandemic total to 514, Green Sea holding at 35.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 1,015 new COVID cases and 16 new deaths between Friday, the pandemic totals now 103,880 and 2,106 respectively.

     There were 1,296 COVID patients being treated in South Carolina hospitals Friday, that number down by 26 from Thursday.

Columbus records 11 more coronavirus cases

     Another 11 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving Columbus County residents was reported by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Friday.

     Columbus County Health Department pandemic updates are released each Monday and Thursday, while the state data is posted to the agencies online dashboard daily.

     There were no new deaths for the county in Friday’s DHHS postings, that pandemic total 48 with 961 residents infected with the virus.

     Zip Code data suggested that all of the newly confirmed cases were in the Whiteville area, with one new case added in the Chadbourn Zip Code, one taken from the Tabor City Zip code, likely a result of the state’s confirmation practices that sometimes finds people improperly assigned to an area.

     North Carolina reported 1,346 new COVID infections and 26 new related deaths between Friday, the pandemic total now 142,170 and 2,313 respectively.

     Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 were down by 21 Friday, the total now 1,049.

Updates

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