On September 16, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the deaths of four Moore County residents whose deaths were determined to be related to COVID-19 infection. The ages, races, ethnicities, and dates of death for the individuals are as follows:
• An American Indian, Non-Hispanic female over the age of 75 who passed away on September 3
• A White, Non-Hispanic female over the age of 75 who passed away on September 11
• A White, Non-Hispanic male over the age of 75 who passed away on September 14
• A White, Non-Hispanic female in the 25-49 age range who passed away on September 15
The three individuals over the age of 75 were residents of Accordius Health at Aberdeen.
A total of 27 deaths have now 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 16. Moore County’s 11 other COVID-19 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
• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths
• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – three deaths
• Fox Hollow – two deaths
• 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 1,508 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date. There have been an estimated 1,369 residents who have recovered.