A flurry of new COVID-19 cases throughout the region has pushed several county past grim milestones.

Craven and Onslow county both passed the 500 mark for total COVID-19 cases over the weekend, while Pitt County passed the 1,000 mark and then the 1,100 mark (more here).

The number of hospitalized cases in Craven County also increased over the weekend, reaching five as of late Monday morning from just two on Friday. Craven County hospitalizations haven’t been that high since April.

The amount of time it takes for Craven County to add 100 new cases has been accelerating.

It took more than two months for Craven County to reach its first hundred cases. It took just 10 days for Craven County to go from 400 cases to 500 cases, the shortest period of time to add 100 cases since the pandemic was first detected in the county on March 14.

This 10-day jump was even faster than when a cluster of family, friends, and co-workers that emerged in the county caused a spike of about 180 cases over several weeks starting in May:

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Craven County has 514 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on July 20, 2020, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (the Craven County Health Department reports 508 cases). The county added 20 cases since Friday morning.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 420 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.

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Of the cases, 12 have been related to out of state travel, 115 are from community transmission, 372 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and nine are still being investigated.

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

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