A sixteenth Craven County resident died from complications related to COVID-19 on Aug. 10, 2020.

With six deaths, August accounts for more than a third of all Craven County deaths from COVID-19 starting when the first case emerged in mid-March. Three people died on Aug. 10 alone.

Also, the Craven County Health Department reported 11 are hospitalized for COVID-19, up three since yesterday and the highest number ever hospitalized in Craven County for COVID-19.

The only good news on Wednesday was that the number of active cases decreased from 201 cases yesterday to 194 today.

The latest reported death was tested for COVID-19 on July 28, 2020 and resulted positive on August 5, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on August 12, 2020. The individual had several underlying health conditions.

To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released. Because of that, it is not immediately known whether the latest death was related to a COVID-19 hot spot at Pruitt-Health Trent, a skilled nursing facility in New Bern that has been hit hard by the virus.

Craven County Snapshot: Aug. 12, 2020

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Craven County has 782 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of noon Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.

Out of the 782 confirmed positive cases, 572 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 782 cases, 12 have been related to out-of-state travel, 158 are from community transmission, 550 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and 62 are still being investigated.

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

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