Moore County sees increase in Covid cases

A worker readies syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in this March 29, 2021 File Photo. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

CARTHAGE — Covid cases have risen steadily in Moore County since mid-November. Through Sunday, January 9, the county experienced over 200 new cases per day.

As of Monday, over 260 people have died with Covid in the county, according to public health officials. Over 90% of the deaths were in patients 50 years and older.

No deaths have occurred in Moore County among residents under the age of 25. Over 91% of the county’s adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine with 89.6% of residents over 65 being fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

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