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The Moore County Health Department has been notified of the deaths of four Moore County residents whose deaths were determined to be related to COVID-19 infection. Three of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities located in Moore County.

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

• A Hispanic female over the age of 75 who passed away on November 11. The individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens in Southern Pines.

• A Non-Hispanic white male between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on December 3.
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• 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.

• A Non-Hispanic white male over the age of 75 who passed away on December 4. The individual was a resident of St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.

A total of 70 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 thus far in Moore County. Moore County’s total for COVID19 deaths linked to outbreaks in long-term care facilities now stands at 49. Moore County’s 21 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

• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths

• Fox Hollow – two deaths

• Quail Haven Village – two deaths

• Elmcroft – one death

• Penick Village – one death

• St. Joseph of the Pines – 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 3,429 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date with 2,784 residents who have recovered from the virus.

 

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