Columbus County’s death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 151 on April 27, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The county health department disclosed the death during a health board meeting Wednesday.
The county saw 10 cases on April 26, 10 on April 27, seven on April 28, one on April 29, seven on April 30 and one on May 1, according to NCDHHS, which says these numbers are subject to change.
NCDHHS added one new COVID-19 related death, which happened on April 27.
In addition, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety reported zero active cases (zero on April 26) and 158 recoveries at Columbus Correctional Institution, along with three active cases (three on April 26) and 466 recoveries at Tabor Correctional Institution.
Columbus County has experienced 6,300 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to NCDHHS.
Columbus County Schools had one student with a positive test at Williams Township School.
Columbus Charter School, Thomas Academy and Columbus Christian Academy all reported having no cases.
Whiteville City Schools had one student quarantine at Central Middle and one student quarantine at Whiteville High, according to Superintendent Marc Whichard Monday afternoon.