On September 15, 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 Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on September 8.
A total of 23 deaths have now been attributed to COVID-19 thus far in Moore County. Tuesday’s reported death is the 10 COVID-19 death in Moore that has been linked to community spread.
Moore County’s 13 other COVID19 deaths have been linked to outbreaks at long-term care facilities: Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (six deaths), Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care (four deaths), Fox Hollow (two deaths) and Quail Haven Village (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 1,498 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date. An estimated 1,369 people have recovered.