North Carolina COVID trends improve despite low vaccinations

The Moore County Health Department has been notified of the deaths of 28 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:

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on December 3. The individual was a resident of The Greens at Pinehurst located in Pinehurst.

• A male between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on December 24. Individual’s race and ethnicity is unknown at this time. Demographic data will be updated when it becomes available.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on December 26.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on December 29. The individual was a resident of The Greens at Pinehurst.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on December 29. The individual was a resident of Tara Plantation located in Carthage.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on December 31. The individual was a resident of St. Joseph of the Pines located in Southern Pines.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 1.

• A Non-Hispanic African American female between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on January 2.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 6.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 6.

• A Non-Hispanic African American female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 7.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 7. The individual was a resident of Quail Haven located in Pinehurst.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 9.

• A Non-Hispanic African American male between the ages of 65-74 who passed away on January 11.

• A Non-Hispanic white male between the ages of 65-74 who passed away on January 11.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 12. The individual was a resident of The Coventry located in Southern Pines.

• A Non-Hispanic African American male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 13.

• A Non-Hispanic white male between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on January 13.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 13.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 14.

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 14.

• An African American female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 17. 

• A Non-Hispanic white female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 17.

• A Non-Hispanic African American female between the ages of 65-74 who passed away on January 17.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 17. The individual was a resident of Penick Village located in Southern Pines.

• A Non-Hispanic African American male over the age of 75 who passed away on January 17.

• An American Indian/Alaskan Native female over the age of 75 who passed away on January 17. 

• A Non-Hispanic white male between the ages of 65-74 who passed away on January 18.

A total of 109 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 62. Moore County’s 47 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 – nine deaths

• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – seven deaths

• St. Joseph of the Pines – seven deaths

• Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – six deaths

• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths

• Quail Haven Village – four deaths

• The Greens at Pinehurst – three deaths

• Fox Hollow – two deaths

• Penick Village – two deaths

• Elmcroft – one death

• The Coventry – one death

• Tara Plantation – 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.

Before COVID-19 deaths are reported to the public by the Moore County Health Department, they must be confirmed and manually entered into the state’s NC COVID dashboard along with all required supporting documentation. Thus, COVID-19 deaths may not be reported to the public immediately after an individual’s death certificate has been completed.

Moore County Health Department also acknowledges that there have been recent delays in statistical reporting. This is due in large part to COVID-19 vaccination efforts which have taken precedence.

In total, there have been 6,524 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date. An estimated 5, 721 residents have recovered from the virus.

 

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