COVID count climbs by 128 in Horry, 191st death recorded; CC records 18 infections

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Another Horry County resident has been claimed by COVID-19 as the number of infections continues to climb in the region that includes Columbus, state data showed Saturday.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • COVID claims 191st Horry resident, 128 new cases
  • Columbus count up by 18

COVID claims 191st Horry resident, 128 new cases

     Another Horry County resident has been claimed by COVID-19, 128 more infected with the coronavirus since Thursday, data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Saturday.

     DHEC data showed the latest Horry death involved an elderly resident, which has been the case for most claimed by the virus during the pandemic.

     Another 53 Horry residents were shown as confirmed with COVID-19 in Friday’s data, 75 on Saturday, bringing the county’s pandemic total to 10,994, and all but certain to top 11,000 Sunday.

     Ten new cases have been reported for the Loris Zip Code, seven showing in Friday’s data, three more Saturday. Green Sea’s count held at 57 for the period, while the pandemic total for Loris is 642.

     South Carolina has recorded 156,655 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,427 deaths, those numbers up by 810 and 22 respectively since Friday.

     Statewide 759 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Saturday, that number down by 10 from Friday.

 Columbus count up by 18 in two days

     COVID-19 continues to infect Columbus County residents, 18 more confirmed since Thursday, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services data showed Saturday.

     There were no new deaths showing in the DHHS data, that total 57, with 5 new cases Friday and 13 showing Saturday for a pandemic total of 1,570.

     Five of the newly confirmed cases were from the Tabor City Zip Code, three from Whiteville. Pandemic case/death totals for those areas are Tabor City, 313/18; and Whiteville, 481/15.

     DHHS data is uploaded online daily, while the Columbus County Health Department issues coronavirus updates each Monday and Thursday. State data often lags that from the county.

     North Carolina recorded 2,102 new COVID infections Saturday, and 18 related deaths, bringing those pandemic totals to 243,725 and 3,929 respectively. Statewide 1,140 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number down by 8 from Friday.

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