COVID cases continue rise in Columbus

County of Columbus

COVID cases continue rise in Columbus

The ongoing pandemic registered another 30 new cases in Columbus County as of Thursday.

The Health Department reported that the county’s total number of cases is now 592. Nine new cases were reported on July 7 and again on July 8, followed by 12 on July 9.

Countywide, four residents are hospitalized with the virus, and 39 people have died since the onset of the pandemic in February. A total of 324 residents have recovered from the virus, according to the Health Department.

Tabor City Correctional reported its first case earlier this week as well, according to the Dept. Of Corrections. The inmate has been isolated. Prisons statewide have been closed to visitors since March. Two facilities had such widespread outbreaks of the virus that personnel from other prisons were brought in to assist.

Roughly 5,700 tests have been performed in Columbus County so far.

For more information about cases of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities or the number of cases by zip code,  visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website.

Da ill buck, spokesman for the Health Department, said the agency is still working  work with  health and safety partners in the community to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide frequent updates. 

The Columbus County Health Department regularly updates its Facebook page with the latest COVID-19 information. For more information regarding prevention, symptoms, reputable sources, and other important information go to Residents can also reach the Columbus County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling 910-640-6615 ext. 7045 or 7046. The call center hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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