Mon Aug 3, 2020

Two more COVID-19 deaths raise Columbus’ total to 35


The Columbus County Health Department reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the county’s death count to 35.

The two people died Thursday and Friday while hospitalized, according to a press release. The health department did not specify where the individuals lived, but data from N.C. Department of Health and Human Service shows a COVID-19 death in Whiteville and another in Hallsboro between Thursday and Monday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped to 468 on Monday with the health department’s announcement of 16 new cases. Four of the cases were confirmed Monday, two on Sunday, one on Saturday, eight on Friday and one on Thursday, in addition to two that were reported in an earlier report on Thursday.

The total of 468 cases includes the 35 deaths and 264 recoveries.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services releases the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths by zip code, but the numbers don’t always match those released by the county health department because of timing differences.

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Data from DHHS on Monday:

28423: (Bolton) 15 cases (up two from Thursday), 0 deaths

28430: (Cerro Gordo) 16 cases, 0 deaths

28431: (Chadbourn) 75 cases 5 deaths

28432: (Clarendon) 12 cases, 0 deaths

28436: (Delco) 3 cases (up three from Thursday), 0 deaths

28438: (Evergreen) 10 cases (up one from Thursday), 0 deaths

28439: (Fair Bluff) 22 cases, 4 deaths

28442: (Hallsboro) 9 cases (up one from Thursday), 1 death (up one from Thursday)

28450: (Lake Waccamaw) 27 cases, 3 deaths

28455: (Nakina) 7 cases, 2 deaths

28456: (Riegelwood) 20 cases (up one from Thursday), 0 deaths

28463: (Tabor City) 106 cases (up 3 from Thursday), 10 deaths

28472: (Whiteville) 140 cases (up 7 from Thursday), 10 deaths (up one from Whiteville)


North Carolina reported a cumulative total of 53,605 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,223 deaths on Monday. Statewide, 870 people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus on Monday, and 757,345 tests had been completed.


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