cooper warns consequences virus spread

On June 26, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the death of a Moore County resident whose death was determined to be related to COVID-19 infection.

The individual was a white male over age 65 who passed away on June 24.

Today’s reported death brings Moore County’s total to fourteen deaths that have been attributed to COVID-19 thus far.

It is the sixth death in Moore County linked to community spread. Moore County’s other eight COVID-19 deaths were linked to outbreaks at long-term care facilities, Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (six deaths) and Fox Hollow (two deaths).

COVID-19 deaths include people who have had a positive laboratory test for COVID-19, who died without fully recovering from COVID-19 and who had no alternative cause of death identified. Deaths are reported by hospitals and clinicians directly to the local and state health departments.

In total, there have been 418 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.

To protect privacy, no further information about the individuals who have tested positive will be shared by the Health Department.

Moore County Health Department staff are monitoring individuals who have tested positive and will follow up with anyone who is identified as a close contact.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “close contact” as being within six feet for 10 minutes or more.

 

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