Craven County added two confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the county total to 49 confirmed as of 11:30 a.m. on May 8, 2020 — just a few hours before softening of restrictions under Gov. Roy Cooper’s Phase 1.

Craven County also lifted restrictions on short-term rentals on Friday.

Of Craven County’s 49 cases, 42 were contracted from inside the county, including 23 from unknown sources.

Of the 49 confirmed positive cases, 36 have recovered, nine are still sick, and four have died.

Of the 49 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 23 are from community transmission, and 19 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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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.            

Craven County COVID-19 Cases by Age and Gender







Percent of Total Cases









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Case chart 2 5-8-20

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.


Counties including and surrounding Craven County saw an increase of 19 cases and zero deaths over the past 24 hours.


Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11:00 a.m., May 7, 2020. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
13,397 507 171,328 525 99

Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.

For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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