The Moore County Health Department has been notified of the deaths of two 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 male over the age of 75 who passed away on December 8. 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 December 10. The individual was a resident of Quail Haven located in Pinehurst.
A total of 77 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 54. Moore County’s 23 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
• Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – six deaths
• St. Joseph of the Pines – five deaths
• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths
• Quail Haven Village – three deaths
• Fox Hollow – two deaths
• Elmcroft – one death
• Penick Village – one death
• The Greens at Pinehurst – 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 4,313 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.
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