County COVID count at 1,090; 933 recoveries, 51 deaths

The Columbus County Health Department has multiple resources for dealing with COVID-19 on its social media platforms.

One more person has died from COVID-19 in Columbus County, bringing the death toll to 51.

The report released by the county Health Department (today) Thursday said that Columbus has confirmed 1,090 cases of the virus, and 933 people have recovered. Four local residents are hospitalized, according to the report. The Health Department is monitoring roughly 106 active cases.

Columbus County releases local data on Monday and Thursday, while the state updates numbers daily. Today’s report shows six new cases were reported Aug. 24, ten on Aug. 25, 12 on Aug. 26, and ten as of noon today.

The most recent death (Aug. 25) was the county’s first in two weeks. Daniel Buck of the Health Department said the patient died in an area hospital.

State numbers as of noon Thursday show the county with 1,067 confirmed cases. The number of hospitalizations statewide is down to 958.

Columbus County has recorded approximately 11,694 tests, while the state has completed 2,152,725 tests, 161,076 so far are confirmed positive. The county is seeing roughly 192 positive cases per 10,000 residents.

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