On September 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.
The ages, races, ethnicities, and dates of death for the individuals are as follows:
• An African American, Non-Hispanic female over the age of 75 who passed away on September 18
• A White, Non-Hispanic female over the age of 75 who passed away on September 20
The individual who passed away on September 18 was a resident of Elmcroft. The individual who passed away on September 20 was a resident of Peak Resources Pinelake.
A total of 29 deaths have now 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 18. Moore County’s 11 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
• Seven Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care – four deaths
• Accordius Health at Aberdeen – three deaths
• Fox Hollow – two deaths
• Quail Haven Village – one death
• Elmcroft – one death
• Peak Resources Pinelake – 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 1,601 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.