On October 27, the Moore County Health Department was notified of the deaths of three 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 October 6 – the individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens located in Southern Pines.
• A Non-Hispanic African American male in the 65-74 age range who passed away on October 21.
• A Non-Hispanic white female in the 50-64 age range who passed away on October 25 – the individual was a resident of Magnolia Gardens.
A total of 43 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 26. Moore County’s 17 other COVID-19 deaths have been linked to community spread.
COVID-19 death totals for long-term care facilities in Moore are as follows:
• Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – six deaths
• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – six deaths
• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths
• Peak Resources Pinelake – three deaths
• Magnolia Gardens – three deaths
• Fox Hollow – two deaths
• Quail Haven Village – one death
• Elmcroft – 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 2,251 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.