Weekend COVID surge in Horry, milestones in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     A surge of newly confirmed COVID cases in Horry County, up by 210 in two days, while in Columbus milestones have been passed in recent days.

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  • COVID uptick in Horry, a death & 210 new weekend cases
  • CC, TC pass coronavirus milestones

COVID uptick in Horry, a death & 210 new weekend cases

     COVID-19 case totals in Horry County are surging, up by 210 in two days this weekend, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control show.

     A death reported Saturday, involving a middle-aged person, brought the county’s pandemic total to 189 lives lost to COVID-19.

     Newly confirmed coronavirus cases for the county totaled 122 on Saturday, 88 Sunday, bringing Horry’s pandemic total to 10,572, the DHEC data showed.

     Zip Code data showed nine of the weekend COVID cases in the Loris area, five Saturday and four Sunday; with a single new case in Green Sea. Pandemic totals are 621 for Loris, 55 for green Sea.

     South Carolina has recorded 151,649 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,348 deaths, those numbers up by 716 and 2 respectively since Saturday.

     Statewide 685 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Sunday, that number down by 43 from Saturday.

CC, TC pass coronavirus milestones

     Coronavirus milestones have been passed in Columbus County and in the Tabor City Zip Code during the weekend, data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services show.

     Columbus topped 1,500 confirmed COVID-19 for the pandemic with 11 new cases during the weekend, bringing the total to 1,504 on Sunday, DHHS data showed. Four of those cases were recorded Saturday, seven in Sunday, the DHHS data showed.

     Zip Code data showed Tabor City reaching 300 confirmed cases Friday, a single case Saturday bringing the total to 301, and no new cases Sunday.

     No new deaths have been recorded for Columbus during the weekend, the pandemic total still 58.

     Columbus County Health Department issues a COVID report each Monday and Thursdays, its data typically higher than the state numbers, which tend to lag by at least a day.

     North Carolina recorded 1,719 new COVID infections and 5 related deaths Sunday, pandemic totals now at 231,471 and 3,770 respectively. Statewide 1,046 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by 12 from Saturday.

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