Columbus County reports first COVID-19 related death

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County is reporting their first COVID-19 associated death.

According to health officials, the person died on Sunday, April 5 and was receiving care in a nearby hospital. The person reportedly had several underlying medical conditions and was one of the previously identified positive cases in Columbus County.

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Public Health continues to work with our health and safety partners in the community to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide daily updates.

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 AM – 4:30 PM.