Craven County’s COVID-19 case count has reached 39, an increase of three over the past few days but a smaller increase than has been experienced in Pitt, Onslow, and Lenoir counties, according to North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services statistics.

Still, among its neighbors, Craven County continues to have more COVID-19 deaths, with four, twice as many as Pitt, Carteret, and Jones counties.


The Craven County Health Department still reports 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 12:30 p.m. on April 23, 2020.

The state does not report specific county data, but the county Health Department does. Based on its count of 36 confirmed positive cases, 26 of those individuals have recovered.

Seven have been related to out of state travel, 21 are from community transmission, and eight are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Five of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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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. 

Here are statewide numbers, updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 10:40 a.m., April 24, 2020.

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
8,052 269 100,584 477 93


Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.

For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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