Regional effort launched to curb COVID long-term care

On July 21, 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.

All four individuals were residents of Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care. Three of the individuals passed away on July 14, another on July 18.

All four of the individuals were age 65 or older, white, and non-Hispanic. Three of the individuals were male and one was female. COVID-19 testing for residents and staff at Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care has generated a total of thirty-six positive results, consisting of thirty-one residents and five staff members.

Today’s reported deaths bring Moore County’s total to eighteen deaths that have been attributed to COVID-19 thus far. Twelve of those eighteen deaths have been linked to outbreaks at long-term care facilities: Pinehurst Healthcare and rehabilitation Center (6 deaths), Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care (4 deaths), and Fox Hollow (2 deaths).

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 705 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.

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