COVID claims 64th life here

Columbus County News

New local data shows a 64th person has died from COVID-19 in Columbus county.

The Health Department’s twice-weekly report today said the individual died Nov. 3 at an area hospital. Another 13 local residents are currently hospitalized.

The case count stands at 1,858 for Columbus since the start of the pandemic. Thursday’s (today’s) report shows 42 new cases since Monday. Eight cases were confirmed Nov. 2, seven on Nov. 3, 24 on Nov. 4, and three Nov. 5. 

More than 1,540 people have recovered locally, and 254 active cases are still being monitored.

Testing continues to be on the rise here, with 19,976 tests performed and around 12,240 rapid tests administered here in the county.

Whiteville City School Superintendent Marc Whichard said there are no new cases in the city school system. One additional COVID-19 case has been reported in the county schools since Oct. 26, Superintendent Deanne Meadows said.

Gov. Roy Cooper is scheduled to hold a COVID-19 press conference at 2 p.m. We will share a link to the video conference via the Facebook page.

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