On September 3, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the death of a Moore County resident whose death was determined to be related to COVID-19 infection.
The individual was a non-Hispanic white male over the age of 65 who passed away on September 1. The individual was a resident of Quail Haven Village.
A total of 22 deaths have now been attributed to COVID-19 thus far in Moore County. Today’s reported death is the thirteenth death linked to COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities: Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (six deaths), Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care (four deaths), Fox Hollow (two deaths), and Quail Haven Village (one death).
Moore County’s last reported COVID-19 death occurred on August 15.
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 1,342 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “close contact” as being within six feet for 10 minutes or more.
The Moore County Health Department encourages everyone to “Know Their W’s” and continue to exercise caution when out in public: Wear a cloth face covering if you will be around other people, Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact, and Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.