Craven County COVID-19 cases climb to 18

Craven County announced three new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, bringing the number of cases in Craven County to 18 confirmed cases on April 6, 2020.  

Of the 18 cases, seven have been related to out-of-state travel, nine are from community transmission, and two are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive. Five of the active COVID-19 cases are hospitalized. 

Out of the 18 confirmed positive cases, seven have recovered 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. 

 

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered Cases

Craven County

NC Cases

NC Deaths

18

11

7

2,870

33

 

The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

Craven County will continue to track and post the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases; however, it is important to recognize there are many people with COVID-19 who will not be included in daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases, including:

  • People who had minimal or no symptoms and were not tested.
  • People who had symptoms but did not seek medical care.
  • People who sought medical care but were not tested.
  • People with COVID-19 in whom the virus was not detected by testing.

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases will increasingly provide a limited picture of the spread of infections in Craven County as COVID-19 becomes more widespread and the number of infected people who are not included in the daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases increases. 

April 6th, 2020 by
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