7 new COVID deaths county total 66

On November 24, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the deaths of seven Moore County residents whose deaths were determined to be related to COVID-19 infection.

Five individuals were residents of Magnolia Gardens, located in Southern Pines, and one individual was a resident of Quail Haven, located in Pinehurst.

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

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on October 8. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on October 13. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.

• A Non-Hispanic white female between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on October 15. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on October 16. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.

• A Non-Hispanic white female between the ages of 65-74 who passed away on October 19. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on November 22. The individual was a resident of Quail Haven.

• A Non-Hispanic African American male between the ages of 25-49 who passed away on November 22.

A total of 66 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 46. Moore County’s 20 other COVID-19 deaths have been linked to community spread.

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

• Peak Resources Pinelake – 15 deaths

• Magnolia Gardens – eight deaths

• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – seven deaths

• Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – six deaths

• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths

• Fox Hollow – two deaths

• Quail Haven Village – two deaths

• Elmcroft – one death

• Penick 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 2,757 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date. 

Feature photo of COVID-19 test by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

 

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