New COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Craven County, with 47 positive tests returned in the past 24 hours, and 110 cases reported in 48 hours.

Two additional deaths were also added to Craven County’s death toll, which now stands at 72.

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Craven County has 3,111 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Of those, 291 are active cases and 10 are hospitalized.

Out of the 3,111 confirmed positive cases, 2,748 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 3,111 cases, 32 have been related to out of state travel, 677 are from community transmission, 1,895 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 151 are still being investigated, and 356 are unknown.

The two lasted fatalities involved unidentified Craven County residents who died from complications related to COVID-19.

One died on Nov. 21, 2020 after being tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 18, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.

The other died on Nov. 30, 2020 after being tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 27, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.

Like all Craven County’s COVID-19 deaths so far, 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 snapshot

Confirmed Cases Active CasesRecovered DeathsCurrently Hospitalized 
3,1112912,7487210
Source: Craven County Health Department

1 Comment

  1. I understand that U.S. epidemiologists now say we are past the point of no return. We could have made a difference in the outcome and did not. We have now entered the “suck it up” phase of COVID. It will run its natural course, killing thousands if not millions.

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