By DEUCE NIVEN
Grim milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic have been crossed in the area this weekend, with a 57th coronavirus death reported for Columbus County Saturday, Horry’s case total passing the 10,000 mark Sunday.
This post will cover these topics and may be updated:
- Columbus records 57th COVID death
- Horry passes 10,000 coronavirus cases
Columbus records 57th COVID death
COVID-19 has taken the life of its 57th Columbus County resident, data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services shows.
Data updated Saturday reflected the latest death, the third in the past week involving a county resident. Zip Code data indicated the latest claimed by the virus was a resident of the Chadbourn area.
Pandemic information from the Columbus County Health Department is typically released each Monday and Tuesday, and usually indicates the date of death for those taken by COVID-19.
DHHS data, updated on its website daily, indicates 36 newly confirmed COVID cases involving Columbus County residents since Thursday, the pandemic total now 1,374. DHHS data typically lags behind that provided by the county health department.
Zip Code data from DHHS indicates that two areas in Columbus County have reached at least 100 confirmed cases, Hallsboro hitting that number Sunday, Riegelwood at 100 Saturday, 104 on Sunday. Hallsboro has recorded seven COVID deaths, Riegelwood one.
Three areas passed 100 cases months ago. Those Zip Codes, and the current confirmed case/death count are: Whiteville, 418/14; Tabor City, 279/17; and Chadbourn, 182/8.
North Carolina recorded 1,290 new COVID infections and a single related death Sunday, pandemic totals now at 207,380 and 3,441 respectively. Statewide 917 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by three from Saturday.
Horry passes 10,000 coronavirus cases
More than 10,000 Horry County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began locally in March, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Sunday.
With 21 newly confirmed cases for Horry indicated on the DHHS dashboard Sunday, the pandemic total reached 10,012. A total of 90 new cases have been recorded for Horry since Thursday.
There have been no new deaths attributed to the virus since Thursday, the pandemic total at 185.
Zip Code data showed the Loris area with two new COVID cases Sunday, the total up by five from Thursday. Loris has recorded 592 COVID cases during the pandemic, Green Sea 46, the later unchanged since Thursday, the DHEC data showed.
South Carolina has recorded 141,909 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,144 deaths, those numbers up by 569 and 3 respectively since Saturday.
Statewide 734 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Sunday, that number up by 7 from Saturday.
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