53rd COVID death in Columbus, cases climb in Horry, too

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Another Columbus County resident has died of COVID-19 complications, while in Horry County the number of newly confirmed infections topped 40 for the second day in a row.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus records 53rd coronavirus death
  • New COVID cases top 40 again in Horry

Columbus records 53rd coronavirus death

     Columbus County’s 53rd COVID-19 related death, the first this month, was recorded Monday, the Columbus County Health Department reported.

     Like most who have succumbed to the virus during the pandemic, this person died in a hospital, the first of the county’s two coronavirus news releases said Monday. The county’s last recorded COVID death took place on Aug. 31.

     Another 47 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the health department’s last update, last Wednesday, bringing the pandemic total to 1,271, with 25 recorded Thursday.

     Another eight cases were recorded Friday, nine on Saturday, four Sunday, and one Monday.

     Three county residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

     Zip Code data reported by North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services showed a single new case in the Nakina and Lake Waccamaw areas, none in the Tabor City, Clarendon, Fair Bluff, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn or Whiteville Zip Codes or elsewhere in the county.

     North Carolina recorded 845 new COVID infections and 8 new related deaths Monday, pandemic totals now at 185,781 and 3,060 respectively. Statewide 895 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by 64 from Sunday.

New COVID cases top 40 again in Horry

     A second day in a row of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for Horry County topping 40 was recorded Monday, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control showed.

     With 46 newly confirmed infections the pandemic total for Horry reached 9,739, with 182 deaths, the most recent reported Sunday, the DHEC data showed.

     Four of the newly confirmed cases were in the Loris Zip Code, none in the Green Sea area. DHEC data showed the pandemic case totals for Loris at 567, 40 for Green Sea.

     South Carolina recorded 525 new COVID infections and 7 new related deaths Monday, those pandemic totals now 130,256 and 2,922 respectively. Statewide 733 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number down by 19 from Sunday.

Updates

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