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Columbus COVID cases surge by 30; another death indicated for Horry


     A surge of 30 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day for Columbus County and indications of another coronavirus death in Horry are shown in state health reports Saturday.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus records 30 new COVID cases in a day
  • Another Horry coronavirus death indicated

Columbus records 30 new COVID cases in a day

     One of the largest single-day counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Columbus County, 30, is indicated on NC Department of Health and Human Services data Saturday.

     That data typically lags behind what is reported by the Columbus County Health Department, which issues pandemic updates each Monday and Thursday.

     DHHS data shows Columbus with a pandemic total of 1,659 confirmed COVID cases Saturday, up from 1,629 on Friday. There was no increase in deaths associated with the virus, that pandemic total hit 60 earlier this week.

     Half of the newly confirmed cases, 15, came from the Tabor City Zip Code, DHHS data showed. Whiteville, Chadbourn and Riegelwood each recorded two new cases; with single new cases in the Clarendon, Hallsboro, Lake Waccamaw, and Bolton areas.

     Zip Code data shows the Tabor City area with the highest number of COVID associated deaths, Whiteville with the most coronavirus cases.

     Pandemic total cases/deaths for the county, by Zip Code, are: Tabor City, 339/18; Whiteville, 511/15; Clarendon, 64/2; Nakina, 55/2; Fair Bluff, 48/4; Cerro Gordo, 47/1; Chadbourn, 213/8; Evergreen, 38/1; Hallsboro, 113/7; Lake Waccamaw, 77/6; Bolton, 72/1; Delco, 47/0; Riegelwood, 127/1.

     North Carolina recorded 2,584 new COVID infections Saturday, and 30 related deaths, bringing those pandemic totals to 258,292 and 4,144 respectively. Statewide 1,182 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by a single digit from Friday.

Another Horry coronavirus death indicated

     Another COVID-19 associated death has been recorded for Horry County, its total now 201, online data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed Saturday.

     However, a separate DHEC report showing the date of death and age range for newly confirmed coronavirus fatalities did not show a listing for Horry. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.

     Horry County recorded another 27 confirmed COVID infections Saturday, the DHEC data showed, bringing the pandemic total to 11,323. That included one newly reported case for the Loris Zip Code, none in Green Sea. Loris has a pandemic total of 662 coronavirus cases, Green Sea 60.

     South Carolina has recorded 161,836 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,560 deaths, those numbers up by 628 and 14 respectively since Friday.

     Statewide 743 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Saturday, that number up by 25 from Friday.


     Look for continuing coverage on local impacts from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak here and in the Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.