Craven County added 59 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. It’s not a record, but the number of ACTIVE cases is a record, now standing at 579 cases.

Hospitalizations also increased over the last day, by 4, and is now at 18 Craven County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19-related reasons.

The only thing that didn’t increase over the past 24 hours is the number of deaths, which stands at 75. But remember, Craven County’s death toll due to COVID-19 leads the 8-county region of neighboring and nearby counties, which includes two with significantly higher populations.

For more New Bern Post COVID-19 coverage, go here.

In short, and once again, it is vital that people take this pandemic seriously.

The Craven County Health Department reported 3,502 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

Out of the 3,502 confirmed positive cases, 2,848 of those individuals have recovered — unchanged over the past 24 hours.

Active number of active cases increased by 59 since yesterday, and now stands at a record high 579.

Active cases are a trailing indicator of hospitalizations. Hospitalizations are a trailing indicator of deaths. Both numbers raise red flags.

As for how people caught the virus:

  • 36 have been related to out of state travel, an increase of 2 since yesterday.
  • 709 are from community transmission, an increase of 11 since yesterday.
  • 1,971 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, an increase of 20 since yesterday.
  • 404 are still being investigated, one less than yesterday.
  • 382 are unknown, an increase of 26 since yesterday.
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Source: Craven County Health Department

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