Craven County has 581 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 24. It has added 90 cases since last Friday.

Of those cases, 106 are active and seven are hospitalized. Eight Craven County residents have died since the outbreak first emerged in Craven County in mid-March.

An outbreak a PruitHealth-Trent, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on Hospital Drive across the street from CarolinaEast Medical Center, had 32 cases among its staff and patients. (Cases increase by 10 in two days. More)

The elderly and people with preexisting conditions are especially susceptible to the virus, and all eight deaths in Craven County fall into one or both of those categories.

Out of the 581 cases, 467 have recovered and are out of isolation.

Only 12 cases in Craven County have been traced out of state. Of its 581 cases, 132 are from community transmission where the source has not been identified. Another 418 are attributed to direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. Another 19 are under investigation.




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      Flattened the curve … for now. As we see in neighboring states and others, the virus can quickly get out of control.

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