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Craven County has 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on May 15, 2020. Out of the 81 confirmed positive cases, 40 of those individuals have recovered, are doing well, and are out of isolation. The recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 72 hours. Of the 81 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 24 are from community transmission, and 50 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive. There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Two of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.
Over the past seven days there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Craven County. While the increase in COVID-19 cases does coincide with Phase 1 re-opening, the new cases are not a result of Phase 1. With the exception of one case, all of the most recent cases are due to direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. These newest COVID-19 cases are isolated to a segment of friends, family members, and co-workers.
Total Confirmed Cases Craven County
It is important to recognize there are many people with COVID-19 who will not be included in daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases, including:
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases will increasingly provide a limited picture of the spread of infections in Craven County as COVID-19 becomes more widespread and the number of infected people who are not included in the daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases increases.
Craven County COVID-19 Cases by Age, Gender, and Death Rate
Percent of Total Cases
Percent of Total Cases
*Rates are calculated using population estimates from the US Census Bureau
When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.
*Charts contain data collected up to May 14, 2020.
Note: As you review the data, please be aware this data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Also, the data is representative of the confirmed cases, not of all COVID-19 cases in Craven County.