Horry records 4 COVID deaths; cases top 1,600 in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Reported COVID-19 associated deaths have been coming infrequently in Horry County, but state data Monday showed four residents claimed by the virus.

     Across the border, Columbus County crossed the 1,600 mark of confirmed COVID cases.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • COVID deaths surge in Horry, cases down
  • Columbus count up by 40, tops 1,600

COVID deaths surge in Horry, cases down

     COVID-19 has claimed four more Horry County lives, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Monday, with a statewide casualty of 11 reported the same day.

     All four of COVID’s latest Horry victims were elderly, DHEC reported, two dying Saturday, one Friday, and one on Oct. 8. That brings the pandemic total of Horry lives lost to the virus to 195.

     Confirmed coronavirus cases for the county have climbed by 79 since Saturday, 29 included in Sunday’s DHEC report, 50 on Monday.

     Eight of the newly confirmed cases were from the Loris Zip Code, the DHEC data showed Monday. That brings the pandemic case total for the Loris area to 650. Green Sea’s total has held at 57 since Oct. 13.

     South Carolina has recorded 157,970 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,449 deaths, those numbers up by 539 and 11 respectively since Sunday.

     Statewide 697 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, that number down by 19 from Sunday.

 Columbus count up by 40, tops 1,600

     Averaging 10 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases from Columbus County per day, that total has risen by 40 since Thursday and crossed the 1,600 mark, the Columbus County Health Department reported Monday.

     Seven of the newly confirmed cases were recorded after the department’s second coronavirus update of last week, Thursday, thirteen Friday, two on Saturday, fifteen Sunday, and three by mid-afternoon today (Monday), the health department reported.

     That brings the pandemic total of COVID cases to 1,603. COVID-19 has claimed 59 Columbus County lives, the most recent reported a week ago.

     Currently 11 county residents are hospitalized due to the virus, the health department reported.

     Zip Code data, provided daily by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, showed the Tabor City area with two new cases Monday, Clarendon and Chadbourn with one each, Whiteville with five. Pandemic total cases/deaths for those area are: Tabor City, 318/18; Clarendon, 62/2; Chadbourn, 202/8; and Whiteville, 592/15.

     North Carolina recorded 1,144 new COVID infections Monday, and 5 related deaths, bringing those pandemic totals to 247,172 and 3,939 respectively. Statewide 1,142 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number u[ by 13 from Sunday.

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