No deaths, but 33 new COVID cases in county report

County of Columbus

Two cases shifted to other counties, but count still rises.

Columbus County lost two cases to other counties, but the county’s COVID-19 tally still rose to 732 in Thursday’s report from the Health Department.

The Health Department updates its data on Monday and Thursday of each week.

Columbus had nine new cases July 20, five on July 21, 16 on July 22, and three July 23 (today). Seven residents are currently hospitalized with the virus.

A total of 40 people have died since the pandemic began this spring, but no new fatalities were included in Thursday’s report. Countywide, 465 people have recovered, according to the Health Department. More than 7,040 testa have been administered in Columbus County.

Statewide, the N.C. Division of Health and Human Services reported today (Thursday) that 1,523,675 tests have been administered and completed across the state, with 106,893 of those coming in positive. Hospitalizations account for 1,188 cases across North Carolina.

The next update from Columbus County will be released Monday. For more information about cases of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities or the number of cases by zip code, please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website. The Columbus County Health Department regularly updates our Facebook page with accurate and current information regarding COVID-19 and Columbus County.

For more information regarding, prevention, symptoms, reputable sources, and other important information please see our previous COVID-19 updates and press releases at  For information, you 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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