Moore County reports 1st coronavirus death

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CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Moore County officials on Sunday reported the county’s first death associated with COVID-19.

“The case was linked to another confirmed positive of which out-of-state travel was found to be the source of infection,” Matt Garner, spokesman for the Moore County Health Department, said in a news release.

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A new COVID-19 case — one of four new cases over the weekend — is linked to an assisted living facility, Garner said.

“The Moore County Health Department will be working closely with the facility and FirstHealth of the Carolinas to test all the facility’s residents and staff for COVID-19,” the news release said.

The four new cases bring the total of coronavirus cases to 18 in Moore County.

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