No new deaths, but cases jump to 1,304

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An additional 33 new cases of COVID-19 were reported since Monday, bringing the total for Columbus County to 1,304. Active cases total 188.

Eight residents remain hospitalized form the virus, up from three on Monday, according to Daniel Buck of the Columbus County Health Department. The department reported 1,063 recoveries so far during the pandemic. A total of 53 people have died here from the virus since the start of the pandemic in March.

Sept. 14 saw eight additional cases, with 11 on Sept. 15, 12 on Sept. 16, and two Sept. 17, according to today’s report. 

Countywide, 14,247 tests have been administered, with 7,281 rapid tests completed. On the state level, 894 people remain hospitalized. The state has had a total of 189,576 lab-confirmed cases out of more than 2.7 million tests. Deaths in North Carolina topped 3,180 today (Thursday), according to the state Division of Health and Human Services.

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