Five COVID cases at Columbus jail as county total hits 1,442; Loris count at 600

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     COVID-19 continues to impact the region, with two notable milestones in the Loris and Green Sea Zip Codes Monday, the Columbus County Health Department reporting fewer new cases as the total steadily climbs.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus coronavirus total at 1,442; 5 cases at jail
  • Loris area hits 600 COVID cases, Green Sea adds 3

Columbus coronavirus total at 1,442, 5 cases at jail

     Another 23 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for Columbus County since Thursday brings the pandemic total to 1,442, the CC Health Department reported Monday.

     That total apparently includes five confirmed cases at the Columbus County Detention Center, four inmates and a staff member, recorded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in its last of two weekly congregate care case update Friday.

     Coronavirus updates are issued by the county agency twice each week, while DHHS posts data online daily, that information office lagging the county’s numbers.

     One additional case was confirmed after Thursday’s update, the health department reported, four on Friday, eight Saturday, one Sunday, and nine so far today (Monday).

     No new COVID associated deaths have been recorded since Thursday, the pandemic total now 57, the health department reported.

     “There are currently six Columbus County residents that are hospitalized due to COVID-19,” the county news release said.

     Zip Code data from DHHS showed two new cases for the Tabor City and Whiteville, areas Monday; one each from Chadbourn, Evergreen, Hallsboro, and Riegelwood.

     Tabor City has recorded 285 COVID cases and 17 associated deaths during the pandemic, the DHHS data showed.

     North Carolina recorded 2,258 new COVID infections and 39 related deaths Monday, pandemic totals now at 219,754 and 3,673 respectively. Statewide 971 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by 64 from Sunday and reflecting the highest level in more than a month.

Loris area hits 600 COVID cases, Green Sea adds 3

     Two newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Loris Zip Code, three in Green Sea, marked significant milestones for those Horry County communities, Monday’s data from the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed.

     With those cases Loris has recorded 600 reported COVID cases during the pandemic, while Green Sea’s new total of 51 reflected the largest single-day increase for that community.

     Horry County recorded 61 newly confirmed COVID cases, Monday’s data showed, bringing the pandemic total to 10,070. There were no new coronavirus associated deaths, the total for Horry 185.

     South Carolina has recorded 147,116 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,258 deaths, those numbers up by 545 and 3 respectively since Sunday.

     Statewide 593 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, that number down by 6 from Sunday.

Updates

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