Thirty-nine Craven County residents are now hospitalized for COVID-19-related reasons, the Craven County Health Department reported on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 — a record high since the pandemic started here in March 2020. The Health Department stopped releasing daily updates at the end of December, so it is unclear whether there were even more Craven County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 since the previous report a week ago. Friday’s total was an increase of five over the previous Friday, which was the previous record for Craven County hospitalizations. Craven County also added one additional death, bringing the total death toll to 93. This all followsRead More →

The Craven County Health Department has developed a webpage to address frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, clinics, and availability. The Vaccine FAQs page can be found on the Quick Links tab and COVID-19 Information and Resources page of the Craven County website at The content of that page, as of Jan. 22, 2021, is the following: How do I make an appointment?  CarolinaEast Health System and Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC) will call their existing patients that are 65 years of age and older to schedule an appointment. Craven County Health Department has an online registration system. The link can be found at on the vaccineRead More →