Craven County passed a grim milestone on Monday, and now has the second highest COVID-19 case count in the eight-county Eastern North Carolina region.

Pitt County leads the region, with Lenoir now falling in at third.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 402 cases for Craven County as of Monday morning.

The Craven County Health Department reporter 392 cases on its website. The county count often lags behind the state’s count.

Of the 392 COVID-19 cases reported by the county as of Monday morning, 303 of those individuals 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.

Of the 392 cases, nine have been related to out of state travel, 82 are from community transmission, 295 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and six are unknown and still being investigated.

There have been six deaths related to COVID-19. One of the active COVID-19 cases is currently hospitalized.

Of the newest cases, one additional case was confirmed in the afternoon on July 3, 2020, nine on July 4, 2020, three on July 5, 2020, and one Monday.

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