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Posted on: December 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Craven County COVID-19 Update for December 7, 2020

Craven County has 3,443 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 1:30 p.m. on December 7, 2020. Of the newest cases, 78 were confirmed on December 4, 2020, 84 on December 5, 2020, 34 on December 6, 2020, and two today. Out of the 3,443 confirmed positive cases, 2,848 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 24 hours. Of the 3,443 cases, 34 have been related to out of state travel, 699 are from community transmission, 1,951 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 403 are still being investigated, and 356 are unknown. There have been 75 deaths related to COVID-19. Fourteen 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). The seventy-fourth Craven County resident died on December 2, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on November 17, 2020 and resulted positive on November 19, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on December 4, 2020. The seventy-fifth Craven County resident died on December 6, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on November 24, 2020 and resulted positive the same day. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on December 7, 2020. Both individuals had 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. 



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Currently Hospitalized 

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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.            

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