On July 24, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the deaths of two Moore County residents whose deaths were determined to be related to COVID-19 infection.
One individual was a Hispanic male in the 50-64 age range who passed away on July 22. The other, a white female over the age of 65 who passed away on July 24.
A total of twenty deaths have now been attributed to COVID-19 thus far in Moore County.
Friday’s reported deaths are the seventh and eighth COVID-19 deaths in Moore that have been linked to community spread.
Moore County’s twelve other COVID-19 deaths have been linked to outbreaks at long-term care facilities: Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, six deaths, Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care, four deaths, and Fox Hollow, two 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 781 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.