Craven County has 714 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on August 6, 2020. Out of the 714 confirmed positive cases, 515 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 714 cases, 12 have been related to out of state travel, 148 are from community transmission, 509 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and 45 are still being investigated. There have been 12 deaths related to COVID-19. Seven of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.
Two additional Craven County residents have died from complications related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). An eleventh Craven County resident died on August 4, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on July 23, 2020 and resulted positive on July 27, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on August 5, 2020. A twelfth Craven County resident died on August 5, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on July 10, 2020 and resulted positive on July 12, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on August 6, 2020.
Both individuals had several underlying health conditions. To protect the privacy of each individual’s family, no further information about the individuals 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.
Total Confirmed Cases Craven County
*of active cases
The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to.
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.