Craven County continues to add new COVID-19 cases at an alarming, and now record-setting pace, with 73 new cases over the past 24 hours.

Craven County has added 244 cases over the past four days, likely a result of travel and close-quarter visiting during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

If past trends are an indicator, the spike of those who were initially infected will result in a larger secondary spike of those they spread it to.

Craven County has 3,245 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2020.

The figure does not include people who’ve had the virus but didn’t let anyone know, or who had the virus and didn’t know themselves. The sum of those two numbers is many times higher than the number of lab-confirmed cases.

Some good news: people who were sickened during the Election Day spike are now recovering, resulting in about the same number of active cases as the day before. Also, no new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the number of hospitalizations remained the same, at 15.

More New Bern Post COVID-19 coverage here.

There are 2,835 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Craven County based on known cases.

Of the 3,245 cases, 34 have been related to out-of-state travel, 688 are from
community transmission, 1,928 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive, 239 are still being investigated, and 356 are unknown. There have been 73 deaths related to COVID-19.

Craven County Snapshot

Confirmed casesActive casesRecoveredDeathsHospitalized
Source: Craven County Health Department


  1. As long as the City Of New Bern to support and sponsor City Wide events downtown (even though they are out doors) the virus will continue to spread at an alarming rate…Don’t try to blame it on Thanksgiving.

  2. People still not wearing a mask . You could at least try if only to help others . Please do it for others. Give life a chance .

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