COVID-19’s deadly toll continues in CC, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     For those who have grown tired of the impact of COVID-19 on daily life, the coronavirus continues to send deadly reminders, claiming another three lives in Horry County, taking a 61st resident of Horry, local and state health agencies reported Monday.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Columbus records two more COVID deaths, at least one in TC area
  • Coronavirus claims three more Horry lives

Columbus records two more COVID deaths, at least one in TC area

     Another two Columbus County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the county’s pandemic total to 62 lives lost, the Columbus County Health Department reported Monday.

     At least one of those lost was apparently a resident of the Tabor City Zip Code, data this weekend from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services indicated. The DHHS data, as of Monday, did not show the county’s 62nd death. State data often lags that provided by the county, but the local health department pandemic updates are only provided each Monday and Thursday.

     Both of the latest deaths involved people who were in hospitals, one Saturday, the other Sunday, the health department reported.

     Columbus has also recorded another 50 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases since the health department’s last update Thursday. That included nine cases Thursday after the update was issues, twenty-three new cases Friday, nine each on Saturday and Monday, none Sunday.

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

     Zip Code data from DHHS shows the Tabor City area five newly confirmed COVID cases since Saturday. That data typically is less currant than that provided by the county.

     North Carolina recorded 1,643 new COVID infections Monday, and 13 related deaths, bringing those pandemic totals to 261,742 and 4,170 respectively. Statewide 1,193 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, that number up by 45 from Sunday.

Coronavirus claims three more Horry lives

     Three more lives lost to COVID-19 in Horry County included two who were middle aged, Monday’s data from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed.

     An elderly individual was the third confirmed death, with another elderly person listed as a “probable” COVID-19 death, the DHEC data showed.

     Horry County recorded 16 newly confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 11,424, the DHEC data showed. One of those new cases was from the Loris Zip Code, none in Green Sea. Pandemic totals for those areas stand at 667 for Loris, 60 for Green Sea.

     South Carolina has recorded 163,946 COVID cases during the pandemic, 3,587 deaths, those numbers up by 755 and 20 respectively since Sunday.

     Statewide 737 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, that number up by 12 from Sunday.

Updates

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