Over 800 cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in Moore County.
The Moore County Health Department on Monday said 833 residents have tested positive for the disease since March. About 671 people are presumed to be recovered, the Health Department said, while 142 cases are considered active.
The latest tally marks an increase of 128 cases since last Monday, when 705 cases were being reported. According to the Health Department, an average of nearly 15 people are testing positive daily in the county.
It is not yet known if any of the newly confirmed cases are related to an ongoing outbreak at the Accordius nursing home in Aberdeen. Facility-wide testing of all residents and employees was conducted last week after three workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Matt Garner, public information officer for the Moore County Health Department, on Monday said the results of the testing were not yet available to the agency.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas on Monday said 33 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 across its hospital system, which serves Moore, Hoke, Montgomery and Richmond counties. Coronavirus patients account for 10 percent of total hospitalizations at FirstHealth, the company said.