On October 20, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the deaths of two Moore County residents whose deaths were determined to be related to COVID-19 infection. Both individuals were residents of Peak Resources Pinelake located in Carthage.

The ages, races, ethnicities, and dates of death for the individuals are as follows:

• A Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native Male over the age of 75 who passed away on October 6.
• A Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native Female in the 65-74 age range who passed away on October 18

A total of 40 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 thus far in Moore County. Moore County’s total for COVID-19 deaths linked to outbreaks in long-term care facilities now stands at 24. Moore County’s 16 other COVID19 deaths have been linked to community spread.

COVID-19 death totals for long-term care facilities in Moore are as follows:

• Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – six deaths
• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – six deaths
• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths
• Peak Resources Pinelake – three deaths
• Fox Hollow – two deaths
• Quail Haven Village – one death
• Elmcroft – one death
• Magnolia Gardens – one death

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 local and state health departments.

In total, there have been 2,138 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.

An estimated 1,863 Moore County residents have recovered.



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