Category: Craven County

May 27th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Jones County is the smallest county in this region by population but has the second highest per-capita case rate (27 per 10,000, which is actually higher than the number of cases that it has), and tied for third with the most number of deaths at three.

Only Lenoir County has a higher per-capita case rate in the eight-county region in and around Craven County.

Jones County has a population of 9,776, has 26 lab-reported cases (by the NCDHHS count) and three COVID-19-related deaths.

A reportable COVID-19 associated death is defined as a person that was positive for the virus at their time of death. However, that does not necessarily mean the cause of death was from COVID-19. That is all determined by the provider filling out the death certificate.

There have been 410 known tests in Jones County, including 247 tests performed during a drive-through clinic held May 16.

Of those tests, there were 156 negative results, 25 positive results, with 229 still pending results.

At present, four Jones County residents are self-isolating at home, 18 have recovered, and three have died.

Craven County, meanwhile, reported 188 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on May 27, 2020.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services had been reporting 192 cases for Craven County over the past couple of days, but adjusted its number down to 186 in Wednesday’s report.

The number of active cases continues to drop and the number of recovered cases continues to climb, according to CCHD reports.

Out of the 188 confirmed positive cases, 82 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 188 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 27 are from community transmission, and 154 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.  There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

188

102

82

4

3

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.   

 

Posted in Craven County, Health

May 26th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County reported a significant increase in COVID-19 recoveries over the past 24 hours and no new cases of COVID-19 reported from lab testing.

The Memorial Day Weekend could be playing a role in the low number of cases. In the eight-county region in and around Craven County, there were just three new cases, all in Pitt County. After several weeks of accelerated growth in COVID-19 cases, it seems more than a coincidence that almost no new cases would appear in lab tests during a three-day weekend.

Out of the 186 confirmed positive cases, 63 of those individuals have recovered, an increase of eight over the past 24 hours, according to Craven County Health Department statistics.

This is the first positive development in Craven County’s struggle with COVID-19 since early May, before a spike in cases in a cluster of family, friends, and co-workers.

Recovered patients 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.

Craven County has 186 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on May 26, 2020. The NC Department of Health and Human Services, meanwhile, reported 192 cases, with no additional cases over the past 24 hours.

Of the 186 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 26 are from community transmission, and 153 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

186

119

63

4

3

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.   

Posted in Craven County, Health

May 25th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County continues to outpace its neighbors in the growth of COVID-19 cases, rising 11 cases in the past 24 hours by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services records, or three cases by Craven County Health Department records.

The two agencies often differ in their daily count but jibe over longer periods of time.

The Craven County Health Department keeps more detailed records, however.

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

There are 132 active cases, a number that has risen sharply over the past two weeks, while 45 cases are reported as recovered, a number that has stayed the same for much of the last week.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the 186 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 26 are from community transmission, and 153 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

186

137

45

4

3

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.       

Region

Although still third in its eight-county region of neighboring and nearby counties, Craven County’s growth rate continues to outpace them all. At its current pace, it is about to overtake Lenoir County for the second highest case count, although Lenoir County still leads the region in deaths, with seven.

 

State

Overview

 

Cases

 

Deaths

 

Testing

 


 

 

 

Posted in Craven County, History, State news

May 25th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office captured homicide suspect Timothy Harris after a vehicle pursuit on Butler Ford Road near Vanceboro on Sunday, May 24, 2020,

Sheriff’s patrol cars involved in the chase.

Harris was wanted for the shooting death of Courtney Dixon on May 22, 2020 on Old Cherry Point Road.

During the vehicle pursuit, Harris struck a marked patrol vehicle causing damage and his wife Barbara Harris attempted to hit patrol cars by crossing the center line in her vehicle in an attempt to help her husband escape authorities on Butler Ford Road.

Deputies were able to get Timothy Harris stopped on Butler Ford Road and took him into custody. During the arrest of Mr. Harris, Mrs. Harris got out of her vehicle and attempted to interfere with the arrest and was herself arrested.

Barbara Harris

Mrs. Harris is charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder, two counts felony assault on government official, and obstructing an officer. She’s being held in the Craven County Confinement Facility under a $1.2 million dollar bond.

Timothy Harris was charged with an open count of murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon against government official and numerous traffic violations. He is being held under no bond.

Both suspects have felony first appearances on May 26, 2020, in Craven County Court.

Mr. Harris owns a tow truck company, and news of the shooting shocked those who know him, according to post on the sheriffs department Facebook page.

Dixon’s Facebook page identifies him as a furniture mover well loved by his family and friends. His supporters mourners express shock for the support being expressed for Harris rather than concern for the slaying victim.

Courtney Dixon

Posted in Craven County, Crime, New Bern

May 24th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County has 183 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on May 24, 2020, up two in the last 24 hours and continuing a steep upward trajectory caused by a single outbreak cluster that started showing up in laboratory testing nearly two weeks ago.

Here are some points to ponder:

Active cases greatly outnumber recovered cases, and it’s getting worse

The number of active cases increased by two over the past 24 hours, and is now at 132 lab-confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases has barely changed during the course of this cluster spike.

There were 32 recovered cases on May 1 with 45 recovered cases by May 24.

Even worse, just 13 people recovered in the past three weeks, while the number of active cases went from six to 132 during that same period. Ten times more people got sick than got well.

With so many new cases, why are so few hospitalized?

Of the 132 active cases, three are hospitalized and the remaining 129 are quarantined and recuperating at home.

The cluster was first reported by health officials on May 13 when the total number of cases jumped by 10 in one day. Between May 13 and Sunday, known transmissions increased from 69 to 183 — 114 new cases.

During the 11-day period that the cluster has been growing, only eight people have been reported as recovered, while the number of total active cases increased by 106.

This is the kind of spike that causes virologists to lose sleep at night. It is the reason for isolation and social distancing … to keep the number of cases as low as possible in order to prevent cases from overwhelming local hospitals.

Puzzling, however, is the number of hospitalizations and the number of deaths — both of which have stayed relatively low (four deaths, with the first on April 9 and the fourth on April 24; and right around four hospitalizations during that period).

Health department officials, bound by federal privacy laws, release as little information about the cluster as possible.

We know most live in the 28562 ZIP code. We know they live and work in close proximity and commute to work. We know the source of the contagion came from a neighboring county

We can conclude that they are young and relatively fit, but also conclude that they lack health insurance and may not be citizens.

All those factors may play a role in whether they seek hospitalization if they need it and why the death rate (half that of the state as a whole) remains relatively low (although third highest in the region).

The cluster is isolated but frighteningly contagious

Three quarters of Craven County’s COVID-19 cases are contained entirely within this cluster of family, friends, and co-workers.

Continuing on with speculation, we suspect that it is a tight-knit group that stays to themselves. (With that many people sick, you would think SOMEHOW the word would get out about who they are.)

That might give everyone else an artificial feeling of safety. Of the 183 confirmed cases in Craven County, only 26 have caught the virus from unknown sources, a number that has remained relatively flat for a month and a half.

Then again, a few people brought the virus home from work, and before long, it spread to more than 130 family, friends, and co-workers in the space of about two weeks.

Anyone who still thinks COVID-19 is like the flu or a common cold, think about that.

No matter how isolated these people are, they or their symptom-free, untested relatives still have to venture out and shop for groceries — just about the only businesses that were open during the first two months of the lockdown.

And now we’re in Phase 2. Have you SEEN how close people have been and how large crowds have been over the long Memorial Day weekend?

* * *

Here’s the boilerplate info from the Craven County Health Department’s Sunday report.

Out of the 183 confirmed positive cases, 45 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 183 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 26 are from community transmission, and 150 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.  There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

Craven County citizens are encouraged to use reputable sources of information to learn more about COVID-19 cases in Craven County and North Carolina.  Reputable sources of information include the Craven County Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) websites.

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

183

134

45

4

3

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.

 

Region

The last 24 hours have been relatively calm, with “just” 12 new cases and no new deaths in the eight-county region in and around Craven County. Here’s the overview:

State

Here are the latest reports from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Overview


     

Cases

Deaths


Testing

Posted in Craven County, Health, State news

May 23rd, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County Health reported 13 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the count to 181 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:00 a.m. on May 23, 2020.

All 13 cases could be traced to a previously confirmed case. The health department report did not say if the 13 new cases are related to the county’s main outbreak cluster, which totaled 123 cases Friday afternoon. If related, that would bring the cluster to 136 cases out of 181 in the county.

Meanwhile, there are now 132 active cases in Craven County, a number that has continued to grow steadily since May 5, with 45 recoveries, a number that has remained the same for much of the week.

The number of deaths remained the same at four, while the number of cases hospitalized droped by one, and was three as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Health Department report.

An individual is considered recovered if they 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 181 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 26 are from community transmission, and 148 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.  T

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

181

132

45

4

3

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.

Region

As has often been case over the pst two weeks, the largest growth occurred in Craven County over the past 24 cases, with 13 new cases. Overall, the eight-county region in and around Craven County saw 40 new cases but zero deaths.

State

Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated May 23, 2020 at 11:33 a.m.

Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

Overview

Cases

Deaths

Testing

Contact Tracing

Does North Carolina have sufficient capacity to conduct contact tracing?

Updated every Wednesday by 4 p.m.

Contact tracing is a proven, effective way to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing identifies people that have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This helps us more rapidly identify those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and quickly get them the necessary supports and resources that can help protect them and their loved ones.

Local health departments and health agencies have used contact tracing in North Carolina for decades to control the spread of other diseases such as tuberculosis and measles. Local health departments have been using contact tracing for COVID-19 since the first cases were identified in North Carolina.

To meet the scale needed to respond to COVID-19, we are building on the work of local health departments to expand contact tracing by tapping into additional local health department employees, contractors (through the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative and Child Care Health Consultants), hospitals, and other community partners.

North Carolina is committed to ensuring contact tracing teams reflect the communities they serve and are well positioned to reach the communities hardest hit by COVID.

Contact Tracing by the Numbers Status
New Contact Tracers hired through Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative 152
Number of Contact Tracers 250

Who has been hired through the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative?

Demographics of Contact Tracers Hired Total Hired Hired Percentage
Black or African American 44 29%
Hispanic or Latino 19 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 3%
Asian 4 3%
White 60 39%
Two or more races 6 4%
No Response 15 10%
Sum 152 100%

 

Language(s) Spoken by Contact Tracers Total Percent
English Only 82 55%
Bilingual 69 45%

Posted in Craven County, Health, Public safety, State news

May 22nd, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Effective 5 p.m., Friday May 22, North Carolina has moved into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. The phase runs through at least Friday, June 26 unless changed or canceled. Although the state’s overall key indicators remain stable, the continued increases in daily case counts signals a need to take a more modest step forward in Phase 2 than originally envisioned.

Phase 1 (until 5 p.m. May 22) Phase 2 (begins 5 p.m. May 22)
Commercial activity People should only leave home for essential purposes (e.g., food, medicine) More businesses are open
Retail 50% capacity allowed with cleaning and social distancing 50% capacity allowed with cleaning and social distancing; view guidance
Gatherings 10-person limit; gathering outdoors with friends allowed 10-person limit indoors; 25-person limit outdoors
Child care Child care centers open for working parents or those looking for work Open for all children; view guidance
Teleworking Encouraged Encouraged
Restaurants Take-out and delivery 50% capacity; view guidance
Bars and nightclubs Closed Closed
Barbers, salons and personal-care businesses Closed 50% capacity; view guidance
Theaters, indoor music venues, bowling alleys, skating rinks, etc. Closed Closed
Museums Closed Closed
Gyms and fitness studios Closed Closed
Large venues, arenas and stadiums Closed Open but with restrictions; view guidance
Playgrounds Closed Closed
Pools Closed Open but with restrictions; view guidance
Day camps Closed Open but with restrictions; view guidance
Long-term care visitation Not allowed Restricted, except for certain compassionate care situations
State parks and trails Opening encouraged Opening encouraged
Face coverings Encouraged Encouraged

Posted in Craven County, Health

May 22nd, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

REVISED | Craven County has 168 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on May 22, 2020, the Craven County Health Department reported Friday.

That’s another 28 cases over the previous 24 hours, all of which are traceable to someone who was previously identified as positive.

Over the past seven days there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Craven County. With the exception of two cases, all of the most recent cases are due to direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. These newest COVID-19 cases are isolated to a segment of friends, family members, and co-workers.

That cluster, which originated in a neighboring county at a workplace and was transmitted to Craven County by carpool, totals 123 as of Friday afternoon.

In all, 80 percent of Craven County’s cases have been linked to identified sources.

It is unsurprising that Craven County is experiencing a second wave in this spike, as new cases emerge that were infected but undetected during the first wave.

There are 250 contact tracers in North Carolina, according to the NCDHHS, but the majority are busy in major urban areas and are spread thin in rural parts of the state, especially when there are other rural counties such as Lenoir, Sampson, and Duplin, that are experiencing even larger spikes.

The number of recovered cases in Craven County has not changed over the past few days, but the number of active cases has climbed to 119 cases.

The health department said 45 have recovered 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 168 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, a number that has not changed since shortly after Craven County’s outbreak.

Another 26 are from community transmission for which medical officials could not find the source.

The rest, 135, are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19 in Craven County. Four of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

168

119

45

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

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.           

Craven County COVID-19 Cases by Age, Gender, Death Rate, and Mode of Transmission

AGE

0-17

18-24

25-49

50-64

65+

Percent of Total Cases

16%

11%

42%

21%

10%

GENDER

Male

Female

   Percent of Total Cases

57%

43%

DEATH RATE

North Carolina

Craven County

Per 100,000   

6.94

3.92

MODE OF TRANSMISSION

Travel

Community Transmission

Direct Contact

   Percent of Total Cases

4%

15%

80%

*Rates are calculated using population estimates from the US Census Bureau

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.

Case chart 5-22-20

Case chart 2 5-22-20

*Charts contain data collected up to May 21, 2020.

Note: As you review the data, please be aware this data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Also, the data is representative of the confirmed cases, not of all COVID-19 cases in Craven County.

Region

The eight-county region of Craven County and neighboring and nearby counties had a rough 24 hours, with 52 new cases including 28 in Craven and 12 in Pitt County. (Note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect death count for Carteret County based on erroneous information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The correct count, three, was confirmed by the Carteret County Health Department. The chart below has also been revised with the correct information.)

The highest rates per 10,000 residents continue to be, in order from highest, Lenoir, Jones, and Craven counties.

State

Despite accelerating growth of cases in our region, North Carolina entered Phase 2 to relax measures intended to slow the spread of the virus.

Here are stats from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Cases

 

Deaths

 

 

Overview

 

Posted in Craven County, Health, State news

May 21st, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County has 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases, two new cases over the past 24 hours. The Craven County Health Department and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services agree on the current total.

Out of the 140 confirmed positive cases, 91 are active and four are hospitalized.

Half to just over half of the county’s total cases are attributed to a cluster of family, friends, and co-workers who reside in the 2852 ZIP code and stems from a worksite outside of Craven County that was spread as the patients commuted to their job and then spent time with their families.

Eighty-seven patients have been asked to recuperate and isolate at home.

Forty-five patients are classified as recovered and are out of isolation.

Of the 140 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 25 are from community transmission, and 108 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

140

91

45

4

4

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.

Region

There have been 17 new cases in the eight-county region in and around Craven County over the past 24 hours.

While Pitt, Lenoir, and Craven counties have the three highest numbers of COVID-19 patients, the rate of infection per 10,000 tells a different story — sort of.

Looking at it from a perspective of the rate of infection, Lenoir County leads this region with 30, followed by Jones County, a county of about a thousand people with 22 cases and two deaths. Craven County still comes in third using this metric, with 14 cases per 10,000 residents.

State

Although North Carolina continues to see new cases and new deaths, the rates are such that Gov. Roy Cooper has initiated a modified Phase 2 of reduced preventive measures, to take place at 5 p.m. Friday.

 

 

Posted in Craven County, Health, State news

May 20th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin

Craven County has 138 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on May 20, 2020, continuing a trend of daily increases that has lasted for two weeks.

Wednesday’s increase totaled 5, a small increase when compared to the cluster spike of more than 70 cases that emerged in laboratory testing last week.

More sobering is the number of cases that are hospitalized, increasing from two to four in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the death count in Craven County has remained at four.

Out of the 138 confirmed positive cases, 45 have recovered, 89 are active, four are hospitalized, and four have died.

Those individuals who 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 138 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 25 are from community transmission, and 106 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

Craven County citizens are encouraged to use primary sources of information to learn more about COVID-19 cases in Craven County and North Carolina.  Primary sources of information include the Craven County Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) websites.

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

138

89

45

4

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The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

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.

Region

There were no severe spikes in new cases in the eight-county region in and around Craven County over the past 24 hours, and no new deaths.

State

Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated at 12:15 p.m., on May 20, 2020.

Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

 


 

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