Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, another in Horry as cases climb

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Two more Columbus County residents have been taken by COVID-19, another in Horry, as confirmed cases continue to climb in both areas.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports two new COVID deaths, 32 cases
  • Horry resident succumbs to coronavirus, more infections

Columbus reports two new COVID deaths, 32 cases

     COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more Columbus County residents, the county’s health department reported Thursday, bringing the pandemic total to 56.

     Both died while in the hospital, one Tuesday and the other Wednesday, the health department reported in its second of two weekly coronavirus updates.

     Zip Code data from the NC Department of Health and Human Services indicates that COVID related deaths involved residents of the Evergreen and Lake Waccamaw areas.

     Another 30 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday, the health department reported. That included four confirmed after Monday’s update, eleven Tuesday, nine Wednesday, and eight today (Thursday).

     Those new cases bring the county’s pandemic total to 1,356.

     Five county residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, 1,169 Columbus citizens have recovered from the disease, and 131 cases remain active in the county.

     DHHS Zip Code data showed five newly confirmed COVID cases in the Tabor City area since Tuesday, one in Nakina, two in Chadbourn, and four in Whiteville.

     North Carolina recorded 1,688 new COVID infections and 40 new related deaths Thursday, pandemic totals now at 198,189 and 3,356 respectively. Statewide 902 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number down by 10 from Wednesday.

Horry resident succumbs to coronavirus, more infections

     Another elderly Horry County resident has died of COVID-19 related complications this week, the county’s 185th, state Department of Health and Environmental Control data showed.

     Two deaths were indicated in the total for Horry County Wednesday, though a break-down by age range indicated just one, and the total number was revised down by one on Thursday.

     Zip Code data shows five new cases for the Loris area since Tuesday, two more for Green Sea, with the county’s total up by 25 in those days.

     Pandemic totals for COVID-19 cases stand at 587 for the Loris Zip Code, 46 for Green Sea, and 9,922 for Horry County.

     South Carolina has recorded 139,021 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,097 deaths, those numbers up by 664 and 16 respectively since Wednesday.

     Statewide 804 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Thursday, that number up by 18 from Wednesday.

Updates

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