County reports 50 new cases since Monday

Rapid testing will be available by appointment Friday at the Health Department in Whiteville.

No additional deaths here, but sharp increase on positive cases. More than 8,000 tests administered.

Columbus County had a major spike in COVID-19 cases since Monday, with 50 new cases bringing the total to 815.

No new deaths have been reported, according to the county’s twice-weekly update. The death toll stands at 44 here.

Approximately 633 people have recovered from the virus, according to the Health department. Active cases total 138, with ten residents in area hospitals.

The Health Department reported 16 new cases July 28, 16 on July 29, and 18 new cases this morning (July 30). Around 8,115 patients have been tested for the virus.

This is a developing story.

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