Columbus reports 59th COVID death; new cases keep coming

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Another COVID-19 associated death involving a Columbus County resident comes as cases continue to mount in the region, including Horry.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus reports 59th COVID death, 37 new cases
  • Another 59 infections in Horry includes cases around Loris, Green Sea

Columbus reports 59th COVID death, 37 new cases

     COVID-19 has taken a 59th Columbus County life, the coronavirus infecting another 37 residents since Thursday, the Columbus County Health Department reported today (Monday).

     Most of those who have succumbed to COVID complications have died in hospitals. That was the case with the resident who died Sunday, the health department reported.

     With another 37 confirmed COVID cases since the department’s last update last Thursday, the pandemic total for Columbus County stands at 1,529. That includes a single new case last Thursday, 13 Friday, 4 each on Saturday and Sunday, another 15 confirmed today.

     “There are currently ten Columbus County residents that are hospitalized due to COVID-19,” the health department reported.

     Zip Code data, released daily by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, showed the Whiteville area with two new cases Monday, Clarendon with one.

     North Carolina recorded 1,276 new COVID infections and 3 related deaths Monday, pandemic totals now at 232,747 and 3,773 respectively. Statewide 1,109 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by 63 from Sunday.

Another 59 infections in Horry includes cases around Loris, Green Sea

     Horry County recorded 59 new COVID-19 infections Monday, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control data showed.

     That total included three newly confirmed cases in the Loris Zip Code, one in the Green Sea area, the DHEC data showed.

     There were no new deaths for Horry reported, that pandemic at 189. Pandemic case totals to date are 10,631 for Horry, 624 for Loris, 56 in the Green Sea area.

     South Carolina has recorded 152,242 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,355 deaths, those numbers up by 584 and 7 respectively since Sunday.

     Statewide 681 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, that number down by a single digit from Sunday.

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