Craven County has 190 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:00 a.m. on May 28, 2020. Out of the 190 confirmed positive cases, 90 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 190 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 27 are from community transmission, and 156 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. There have been five deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.
A fifth Craven County resident died from complications related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 27, 2020 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. The individual had several underlying health conditions. The individual was tested at the hospital for COVID-19 on May 11, 2020 and resulted positive the same day. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on May 27, 2020. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.
Craven County citizens are encouraged to use reputable sources of information to learn more about COVID-19 cases in Craven County and North Carolina. Reputable sources of information include the Craven County Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) websites.
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.
Total Confirmed Cases Craven County
Craven County will continue to track and post the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases; however, 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:
- People who had minimal or no symptoms and were not tested.
- People who had symptoms but did not seek medical care.
- People who sought medical care but were not tested.
- People with COVID-19 in whom the virus was not detected by testing.
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.