Craven County added two fatalities to its COVID-19 casualties in its Tuesday report, which also put the county’s total COVID-19 cases over 400 lab-confirmed cases.

Craven County has averaged about 12 new cases per day over the past month, starting about May 8 (the day Phase 1 started).

In all, Craven County has lost eight of its residents to the virus. The previous, sixth death occurred on June 19 in which the patient died 13 days after being tested.

The seventh Craven County resident died from complications related to COVID-19 on July 2, 2020.  The individual was tested for COVID-19 on June 19, 2020 and resulted positive the same day. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on July 7, 2020.

The eighth Craven County resident died from complications related to COVID-19) on July 5, 2020.  The individual was tested for COVID-19 on June 22, 2020 and resulted positive the same day. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on July 6, 2020.

Both individuals had several underlying health conditions. No further information about the individuals will be released in order to protect the privacy of each individual’s family.

Craven County has 404 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:00 a.m. on July 7, 2020 (Tuesday). Out those, 41 are active cases and 355 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.

Recoveries have kept apace of new cases and in fact gained ground over the July Fourth weekend.

Of the 404 cases, nine have been related to out of state travel, 87 are from community transmission, 300 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and eight are unknown and still being investigated.

One of the active COVID-19 cases is hospitalized.

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