Craven County has 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (55 cases by the Craven County Health Department’s count), in increase of two cases over the previous 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases has remained unchanged at 37. Recoveries are not keeping pace with newly discovered cases.

Also, CarolinaEast Medical Center has admitted one new COVID-19 case over the past 24 hours.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 37 have recovered and four have died.

A person is considered recovered if they are doing well and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 72 hours. At that point, they can come out of isolation.

Of the 57 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 23 are from community transmission of unknown origin, and 25 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. The status of two additional patients has not been made available

Of the active COVID-19 cases, one is currently hospitalized.

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 Health Department/NCDHHS

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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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.       


Thirteen new cases have been reported in and around Craven County during the past 24 hours. No specific county accounted for unusually high growth during that time. However, Lenoir County, which has had an unusually high number of cases relative to its size, reported a fifth COVID-19-related death on Tuesday.

The patient was older than 60 and had several underlying medical conditions.


Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11:00 a.m., May 12, 2020. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
15,346 577 202,244 475 99


N.C. confirmed cases: 15,346 (+301 or +2 percent since Monday).

* N.C. deaths: 577 (+27 or +4.9 percent since Monday)

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.

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