More tests came back positive for a COVID-19 cluster in Craven County, bringing the cluster count to 38 family, friends, and co-workers, and 93 total cases county-wide.
Of the 13 new cases, six were confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2020 and seven were confirmed on Saturday, May 16.
The new cases of COVID-19 are due to direct contact with previously confirmed positive cases, the Craven County Health Department reported.
Out of the 93 total confirmed positive cases, 40 of those individuals have recovered and 49 are active.
Someone 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.
Up until this week and the cluster of 38 cases, Craven County recoveries had been keeping pace with new cases. On May 5, there were just three active cases in Craven County out of the 44 lab-confirmed positives at that time.
As of Saturday, there are 49 active cases out of 93 total cases.
It is important to remember that someone infected with COVID-19 may be contagious before they experience symptoms, and in some cases even if they never experience symptoms themselves.
Of the 93 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 24 are from community transmission, and 62 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive cases.
There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Of the active COVID-19 cases, one is currently hospitalized. One was discharged since yesterday.
Total Confirmed Cases Craven County
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.
Counties in and around Craven County reported 30 new cases and no new deaths over the past 24 hours, including the 13 new cases in Craven County.
The state reported 853 new cases and 11 new deaths over the past 24 hours.
Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11 a.m., May 16, 2020.
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Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below.
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Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.
Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals and commercial labs.
Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.
For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
|Craven County||New Bern||103,374||Eastern||84||4|
|Greene County||Snow Hill||21,059||Eastern||44||1|
|Hyde County||Swan Quarter||5,507||Eastern||1||0|
|New Hanover County||Wilmington||219,866||Eastern||120||3|
|Pasquotank County||Elizabeth City||39,546||Eastern||87||5|
|Swain County||Bryson City||14,208||Western||6||0|