An unidentified person died of complications related to COVID-19 on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, becoming Craven County’s 31st death during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.

The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Sept. 2, 2020 and resulted positive on Sept. 6, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Sept. 14, 2020.

The individual had underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

Craven County has 1,289 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2020.

Of the newest cases, 15 additional cases were confirmed on Sept. 11, 2020, 14 on Sept. 12, 2020, seven on Sept. 13, 2020, and 19 today.

Out of the 1,289 confirmed positive cases, 989 have recovered, completed the necessary isolation requirement, and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Of the 1,289 cases, 18 have been related to out of state travel, 220 are from community transmission, 882 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 108 are still being investigated, and 61 are unknown.

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


Confirmed Cases Active CasesRecovered DeathsCurrently Hospitalized 

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.

Key dates

March 14 First case confirmed in Craven County
March 29 First community-spread case identified in Craven County

April 2 First reported recovery in Craven County
April 5 Hospitalized cases start being reported at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern
April 9 First death in Craven County
April 17 Second death in Craven County
April 19 Third death in Craven County
April 21 Fourth death in Craven County.

May 8 Phase 1 begins
May 12-27 A cluster of friends, family, and co-workers adds 142 cases in Craven County
May 17 Craven County passes 100 lab-confirmed cases
May 22 Phase 2 begins
May 27 Fifth death in Craven County
May 28 National death toll equals and then surpass entire population of Craven County (103,374)
May 30 Craven County passes 200 lab-confirmed cases

June 19 Sixth death in Craven County
June 19 Craven County passes 300 lab-confirmed cases
June 19 Phase 3 delayed

July 2 Seventh death in Craven County
July 5 Eighth death in Craven County
July 7 Craven County surpasses 400 lab-confirmed cases
July 18 Craven County passes 500 lab-confirmed cases
July 21 Cluster emerges at PruittHealth-Trent, a New Bern skilled nursing facility. By July 24, there were 42 cases among staff and patients. Two other local facilities reported smaller outbreaks. 
July 26 Craven County passes 600 lab-confirmed cases
July 28 Ninth death in Craven County
July 29 10th death in Craven County

Aug. 4 11th death in Craven County
Aug. 5 12th death in Craven County
Aug. 5 Phase 3 delayed
Aug. 6 Craven County passes 700 lab-confirmed cases
Aug. 7 13th death in Craven County
Aug. 9 14th death in Craven County
Aug. 10 15th, 16th, and 17th deaths in Craven County
Aug. 13 18th and 19th deaths in Craven County. 
Craven County passes 800 lab-confirmed deaths
Aug. 17 20th death in Craven County
Aug. 18 21st and 22nd deaths in Craven County
Aug. 19 23rd death in Craven County
Aug. 21 24th and 25th deaths in Craven County. 
Craven County passes 900 lab-confirmed deaths
Aug. 22 26th death in Craven County
Aug. 29 Craven County passes 1,000 lab-confirmed cases
Aug. 30 27th death in Craven County
Aug. 3 Craven County passes 1,100 lab-confirmed cases

Sept. 4 Phase 2.5 begins
Sept. 6 28th death in Craven County
Sept. 10 29th death in Craven County
Craven County passes 1,200 lab-confirmed cases
Sept. 11 30th death in Craven County
Sept. 14 31st death in Craven County

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