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Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, Horry surge continues

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Two more COVID-19 associated deaths for Columbus County, another 216 confirmed coronavirus cases for Horry indicate the current coronavirus surge is not abating.

     This post will cover these topics and may be updated:

  • Two new COVID deaths bring Columbus total to 85
  • Another 216 coronavirus infections reported for Horry

Two new COVID deaths bring Columbus total to 85

     COVID-19 has claimed two more Columbus County lives, Monday’s data from the NC Department of Health and Human Services shows, bringing the pandemic total to 85.

     Both deaths involved residents of the Whiteville Zip Code, the DHHS data showed, that pandemic total reaching 27, the highest of any area in the county.

     Another 13 county residents have tested positive for the virus, Monday’s data showed, bringing the pandemic total to 3,814.

     Zip Code data showed Tabor City with the most new cases between Sunday and Monday, four, with two noted for the Whiteville and Lake Waccamaw areas, other Zip Codes with one or none.

     Case/Death totals as of Tuesday for some Columbus County Zip Codes, the DHHS data showed, included Tabor City, 1,098/23; Whiteville, 1,137/27; Chadbourn, 428/9; Clarendon, 135/2; Nakina, 103/2; Cerro Gordo, 97/2; and Fair Bluff, 82/5.

     North Carolina reported 5,187,924 new COVID infections Monday, and 31 associated deaths, bringing those pandemic totals to 570,111 and 6,941 respectively.

     Statewide 3,635 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, up by 59 from Sunday and again setting a pandemic record.

Another 216 coronavirus infections reported for Horry

     Horry County’s COVID-19 surge continued Monday with another 216 residents newly reported as confirmed infected by the coronavirus, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control data showed.

     Zip Code data showed 21 of the new cases from the Loris area, bringing that pandemic total to 1,146. No new cases were shown for the Green Sea area, that total at 152 after jumping by 12 cases on Sunday.

     Since March Horry has recorded 18,833 COVID-19 cases with 277 associated deaths, the DHEC data showed.

     South Carolina has recorded 299,685 COVID cases during the pandemic, 5,056 deaths, those numbers up by 3,492 and 15 respectively since Sunday.

     Statewide 2,155 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus Monday, that number up by 83 in a single day.

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