A new COVID death in Columbus, new cases drop in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     COVID-19 has apparently claimed another Columbus County resident, state data showed Wednesday, while another low-count day of new coronavirus cases was recorded for Horry.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • State shows COVID death in Columbus
  • Horry new cases drop to 20

State shows COVID death in Columbus

     Another Columbus resident claimed by COVID-19 appears to have lived in the Tabor City area, data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services indicated Wednesday.

     DHHS data is posted online daily, while the Columbus County Health Department releases updated pandemic information each Monday and Thursday.

     DHHS data showed the Columbus with a pandemic total of 51 COVID deaths Wednesday. That number had held at 50 since Aug. 17.

     Columbus added four newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wednesday’s DHHS data, the pandemic total now 1,058.

     Zip Code data showed the one newly infected resident and a new death in the Tabor City area, those pandemic totals now 248 cases with 16 deaths.

     North Carolina reported 1,244 new COVID infections and 36 related deaths Wednesday, the pandemic total now 158,985 and 2,606 respectively.

     Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 were up by just 4 from Tuesday, the total now 1,004.

Horry new cases drop to 20

     After a short upward spike Monday Horry County continued a downward trend in newly confirmed COVID-19 infections Wednesday, with 20 new cases and no new deaths, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed.

     That brings the pandemic total for the county to 9,107 residents infected by the coronavirus, 168 killed by it.

     None of the newly confirmed cases appeared to be in the Loris or Green Sea areas, those pandemic totals holding at 532 and 36, the DHEC data showed.

     Statewide South Carolina reported 505 new COVID cases and 42 new deaths Wednesday, the pandemic totals now 112,643 and 2,451 respectively.

     There were 1,058 COVID patients being treated in South Carolina hospitals Wednesday, that number up by 33 from Tuesday.

Updates

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