Sat Jun 19, 2021

[Free Read] Columbus adds COVID-19 death, total now 154


A Columbus County resident died from COVID-19 complications Thursday night at a hospital, according to Daniel Buck, spokesperson for the Columbus County Health Department. The county’s total death count is now 154.

The COVID-19 case and death dashboard with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has not yet recorded this death, but it has a delay of at least 72 hours. 

The Columbus County Health Department received notice of the death Friday morning. 

Columbus County saw two COVID-19 cases on May 25, four on May 26, two on May 27, three on May 28, zero on May 29, two on May 30, zero on May 31, five on June 1, zero on June 2, two on June 3, three on June 4 and two on June 5, according to NCDHHS, which states these numbers are subject to change. 

The county has had 6,399 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, according to NCDHHS.

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NCDHHS did not record any new outbreaks or clusters Monday.

In addition, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety reported zero active cases and 148 recoveries at Columbus Correctional Institution, along with three active cases and 423 recoveries at Tabor Correctional Institution. 

Approximately 32% of Columbus County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 


Whiteville City Schools has had one Central Middle  student test positive since May 28, according to Superintendent Marc Whichard. There have also been two Whiteville Primary student quarantines, two Edgewood Elementary student quarantines and one Central Middle student quarantine. 

Columbus Charter School ended classes June 4. The school’s last positive COVID-19 case of the year was May 24, Headmaster Steve Smith said on Monday, June 6. 

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