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

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

93

49

40

4

1

 

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

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.

State

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. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
17,982 652 238,586 481 99

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. 

New: Weekly report on COVID-19 Patients Presumed to be Recovered updated every Monday by 4 p.m.

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.

All counties

County County seat Pop.

(2017 est.)[6]

Region Lab-confirmed cases Deaths
Alamance County Graham 157,844 Central 203 9
Alexander County Taylorsville 37,159 Western 18 0
Alleghany County Sparta 10,935 Western 11 0
Anson County Wadesboro 25,531 Central 46 0
Ashe County Jefferson 26,833 Western 26 0
Avery County Newland 17,535 Western 0 0
Beaufort County Washington 47,316 Eastern 27 0
Bertie County Windsor 19,913 Eastern 84 3
Bladen County Elizabethtown 34,130 Eastern 70 2
Brunswick County Bolivia 122,586 Eastern 55 2
Buncombe County Asheville 252,268 Western 152 4
Burke County Morganton 88,898 Western 191 14
Cabarrus County Concord 196,716 Central 372 19
Caldwell County Lenoir 81,805 Western 78 2
Camden County Camden 10,336 Eastern 2 0
Carteret County Beaufort 68,699 Eastern 35 3
Caswell County Yanceyville 22,833 Central 43 1
Catawba County Newton 156,182 Western 96 2
Chatham County Pittsboro 68,364 Central 504 24
Cherokee County Murphy 27,463 Western 17 1
Chowan County Edenton 14,370 Eastern 14 0
Clay County Hayesville 10,753 Western 5 0
Cleveland County Shelby 97,038 Western 54 2
Columbus County Whiteville 56,589 Eastern 228 18
Craven County New Bern 103,374 Eastern 84 4
Cumberland County Fayetteville 332,766 Eastern 463 12
Currituck County Currituck 25,247 Eastern 11 0
Dare County Manteo 35,412 Eastern 18 1
Davidson County Lexington 164,118 Central 274 10
Davie County Mocksville 41,766 Western 46 2
Duplin County Kenansville 59,350 Eastern 368 7
Durham County Durham 300,865 Central 974 36
Edgecombe County Tarboro 54,032 Eastern 167 7
Forsyth County Winston-Salem 368,362 Central 627 7
Franklin County Louisburg 63,866 Eastern 121 20
Gaston County Gastonia 214,049 Western 201 6
Gates County Gatesville 11,601 Eastern 14 0
Graham County Robbinsville 8,607 Western 2 0
Granville County Oxford 58,503 Eastern 190 6
Greene County Snow Hill 21,059 Eastern 44 1
Guilford County Greensboro 517,197 Central 776 47
Halifax County Halifax 52,300 Eastern 106 1
Harnett County Lillington 128,753 Eastern 240 17
Haywood County Waynesville 59,854 Western 22 0
Henderson County Hendersonville 112,156 Western 279 38
Hertford County Winton 24,262 Eastern 51 1
Hoke County Raeford 52,571 Eastern 148 0
Hyde County Swan Quarter 5,507 Eastern 1 0
Iredell County Statesville 169,798 Western 181 5
Jackson County Sylva 41,725 Western 24 1
Johnston County Smithfield 186,308 Eastern 234 17
Jones County Trenton 9,776 Eastern 21 2
Lee County Sanford 59,805 Central 308 3
Lenoir County Kinston 57,934 Eastern 147 5
Lincoln County Lincolnton 80,504 Western 45 0
Macon County Franklin 21,347 Western 4 1
Madison County Marshall 23,227 Western 1 0
Martin County Williamston 45,069 Eastern 35 4
McDowell County Marion 34,160 Western 30 1
Mecklenburg County Charlotte 1,034,290 Central 2,504 62
Mitchell County Bakersville 15,155 Western 8 0
Montgomery County Troy 27,445 Central 56 3
Moore County Carthage 94,191 Central 114 10
Nash County Nashville 94,125 Eastern 146 3
New Hanover County Wilmington 219,866 Eastern 120 3
Northampton County Jackson 20,426 Eastern 129 10
Onslow County Jacksonville 192,685 Eastern 70 2
Orange County Hillsborough 141,812 Central 269 36
Pamlico County Bayboro 12,803 Eastern 8 0
Pasquotank County Elizabeth City 39,546 Eastern 87 5
Pender County Burgaw 57,630 Eastern 44 1
Perquimans County Hertford 13,506 Eastern 23 2
Person County Roxboro 39,240 Central 32 1
Pitt County Greenville 176,484 Eastern 202 2
Polk County Columbus 20,434 Western 31 3
Randolph County Asheboro 142,827 Central 438 6
Richmond County Rockingham 45,447 Central 112 2
Robeson County Lumberton 134,187 Eastern 509 6
Rockingham County Wentworth 91,566 Central 45 2
Rowan County Salisbury 138,940 Central 525 25
Rutherford County Rutherfordton 66,523 Western 151 5
Sampson County Clinton 63,664 Eastern 232 1
Scotland County Laurinburg 35,445 Central 50 0
Stanly County Albemarle 60,875 Central 31 4
Stokes County Danbury 46,124 Central 26 0
Surry County Dobson 72,315 Western 75 1
Swain County Bryson City 14,208 Western 6 0
Transylvania County Brevard 33,291 Western 7 0
Tyrrell County Columbia 4,090 Eastern 4 0
Union County Monroe 222,095 Central 351 16
Vance County Henderson 44,420 Eastern 187 16
Wake County Raleigh 1,023,811 Eastern 1,176 28
Warren County Warrenton 20,190 Eastern 28 0
Washington County Plymouth 12,331 Eastern 26 3
Watauga County Boone 53,421 Western 9 0
Wayne County Goldsboro 124,496 Eastern 819 15
Wilkes County Wilkesboro 68,525 Western 405 1
Wilson County Wilson 81,379 Eastern 229 9
Yadkin County Yadkinville 37,825 Western 98 1
Yancey County Burnsville 17,605 Western 8 0

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for bringing us up to date on Covid 19. I just talked to my son and daughter in law. She is from South Korea and they said that in South Korea when you are responsible for carrying the virus and spreading it, they actually do Post your name so that people know that they have been exposed. That would seem to be a much smarter way of handling the virus. Wouldn’t they be doing the people of New Bern a service?

    1. Author

      A federal law … the same one that allows you to stay insured after leaving employment … called HIPAA also includes privacy protections that are rigorously enforced.

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