An unidentified Craven County resident died from complications related to COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at CarolinaEast Medical Center, bringing the death total for the county to five.

The individual had several underlying health conditions. The individual was tested at the hospital for COVID-19 on May 11, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.

The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on May 27, 2020.

To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

Craven County has 190 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on May 28, 2020. That’s an increase of two over the previous 24 hours.

Out of the 190 confirmed positive cases, 90 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 190 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 27 are from community transmission, and 156 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

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

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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