Tue Aug 11, 2020

Columbus reports four more COVID-19 deaths [free story]

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The Columbus County Health Department announced four more COVID-19 deaths on Monday. The deaths happened on July 19, 22 and 25.

“Three of the individuals passed away while hospitalized and one passed away at their place of residence,” the health department said in a press release. The department released no additional details about the deaths.

Including the new deaths, 44 county residents have died as a result of COVID-19.

The health department on Monday also announced 34 new cases of COVID-19. Four cases were confirmed Monday, two on Sunday, 16 on Saturday, nine on Friday and three on Thursday following a previous report that day.

Columbus County has 765 cases of COVID-19, which includes 465 recoveries and the 44 deaths.

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“One of Columbus County’s current active cases has been reassigned to another county due to residency guidelines,” the health department said.

Six Columbus County residents were in hospitals on Monday due to COVID-19.

The Columbus County Health Department continues to operate its COVID-19 Call Center, which is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 910-640-6615, ext. 7045 or 7046.

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