COVID-19 cases in Columbus County have started to rise again after the July 4 holiday.
The county saw 10 cases on July 5, eight on July 6, three on July 7, four on July 8, two on July 9, four on July 10, zero on July 11, nine on July 12, 10 on July 13, 16 on July 14, 17 on July 15 and 10 on July 16, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which states these numbers are subject to change.
The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 6,560. The death count remains at 153.
The Columbus County Health Department did not respond to request for comment by presstime.
Despite the holiday case increase, NCDHHS did not show any outbreaks or clusters in Columbus County.
In addition, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety reported zero active cases and 137 recoveries at Columbus Correctional Institution, along with three active cases and 440 recoveries at Tabor Correctional Institution.
More than 18,700 Columbus Countians — or 34% — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to NCDHHS.