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[Free Read] NCDHHS adds COVID-19 death – State numbers differ from county

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A Columbus County resident died from COVID-19 on June 3, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Monday. That brings the total to 152, which is at odds with the total from the Columbus County Health Department.

The health department told The News Reporter about this death on June 4, but stated that the death brought the county total to 154. 

The COVID-19 case and death dashboard from NCDHHS has a delay of at least 72 hours. 

In terms of cases, Columbus County now has a total of 6,417, according to NCDHHS. 

The county saw five on June 7, four on June 8, three on June 9, zero on June 10 and three on June 11, according to NCDHHS, which states these numbers are subject to change.

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NCDHHS also announced on June 11 the first outbreak in Columbus County in at least two months. Liberty Commons has reported three staff cases. 

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 426 recoveries at Tabor Correctional Institution.

Overall, 32% of Columbus County has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 30% is fully vaccinated, according to NCDHHS.

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