Two additional Craven County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the county’s total deaths to 20.

Of the eight-county region in and around Craven County, Craven County has the highest number of deaths, even more than Pitt and Onslow counties, which are larger counties with higher numbers of COVID-19 cases.

At least eight of Craven County’s deaths were related to outbreaks at PruittHealth skilled nursing facilities in New Bern.

The 19th Craven County resident died on Aug. 7, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on July 28, 2020 and resulted positive on Aug. 11, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Aug. 14, 2020.

The 20th Craven County resident died on Aug. 17, 2020. The individual was tested on Aug. 12, 2020 and resulted positive on Aug. 13, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on August 17, 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 has 829 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of noon on August 17, 2020.

Of the newest cases, 11 additional cases were confirmed in the afternoon on Aug. 14, 2020, two on Aug. 15, 2020, two on Aug. 16, 2020 and seven today.

Out of the 829 confirmed positive cases, 621 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 829 cases, 12 have been related to out of state travel, 160 are from community transmission, 573 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and 84 are still being investigated.

Eleven of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

 

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