With two new deaths over the past 24 hours, Craven County continues to widen its lead over neighboring and nearby counties in Eastern North Carolina. Craven County deaths related to COVID-19 total 48, compared to the counties with the next-highest number of dead, Lenoir and Pitt, which each have 33 deaths. An unidentified Craven County resident died on Oct. 7, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Sept. 15, 2020 and resulted positive the same day. Another unidentified Craven County resident died on Oct. 8, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 2, 2020 and resulted positive on Oct. 5, 2020. The deaths were reported to the Craven County Health Department on Oct. 8, 2020. Both individuals had underlying health conditions. To protect the privacy of each individual’s family, no further information about the individuals will be released. Craven County has 1,830 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 1 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2020, an increase of 27 cases over the past 24 hours. There are 247 active cases and 20 Craven County residents are hospitalized. Out of the 1,830 confirmed positive cases, 1,535 are considered recovered. Of the 1,830 cases, 21 have been related to out of state travel, 358 are from community transmission, 1,288 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 29 are still being investigated, and 134 are unknown.

Craven County snapshots

 Total Confirmed Cases    Active Cases   Recovered   Deaths  Currently Hospitalized 
1,830 247 1,535 48 20

Craven County deaths

Date tested

 Date of results 

 Date of death 

 Test to death 

Patient 1

April 2, 2020

April 4, 2020

April 9, 2020

7 days

Patient 2

April 7, 2020

April 9, 2020

April 17, 2020

10 days

Patient 3

March 30, 2020

April 2, 2020

April 19, 2020

20 days

Patient 4

April 12, 2020

April 14, 2020

April 21, 2020

9 days

Patient 5

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

May 27, 2020

16 days

Patient 6

June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020

June 19, 2020

13 days

Patient 7

June 19, 2020

Same day

July 2, 2020

13 days

Patient 8

July 6, 2020

Same day

July 22, 2020

14 days

Patient 9

July 17, 2020

July 18, 2020

July 28, 2020

11 days

Patient 10

July 10, 2020

July 13, 2020

July 29, 2020

19 days

Patient 11

July 23, 2020

July 27, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

12 days

Patient 12

July 10, 2020

July 12, 2020

Aug. 5, 2020

25 days

Patient 13

July 28, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

10 days

Patient 14

July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

Aug. 9, 2020

12 days

Patient 15

July 30, 2020

Aug. 1, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

11 days

Patient 16

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

11 days

Patient 17

July 28, 2020

Aug. 5, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

13 days

Patient 18

July 27, 2020

July 28, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

17 days

Patient 19

July 21, 2020

July 24, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

23 days

Patient 20

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

5 days

Patient 21

July 21, 2020

July 25, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

27 days

Patient 22

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

6 days

Patient 23

Aug. 2, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

16 days

Patient 24

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

1 day

Patient 25

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

15 days

Patient 26

Aug. 16, 2020

Aug. 16, 2020

Aug. 22, 2020

6 days

Patient 27

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 30, 2020

19 days

Patient 28

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

Sept. 6, 2020

18 days

Patient 29

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020

24 days

Patient 30

Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

1 day

Patient 31

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 6, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020

12 days

Patient 32

Sept. 9, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 18, 2020

9 days

Patient 33

Sept. 15, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 19, 2020

4 days

Patient 34

Sept. 18, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

4 days

Patient 35

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

24 days

Patient 36

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 26, 2020

4 days

Patient 37

Sept. 18, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 26, 2020

8 days

Patient 38

Sept. 20, 2020

Sept. 20, 2020

Sept. 27, 2020

7 days

Patient 39

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 27, 2020

6 days

Patient 40

Sept. 26, 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 29, 2020

3 days

Patient 41

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

10 days

Patient 42

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

11 days

Patient 43

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 4, 2020

3 days

Patient 44

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 4, 2020

3 days

Patient 45

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

13 days

Patient 46

Sept. 30, 2020

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 6, 2020

6 days

Patient 47

Sept. 15, 2020

Sept. 15, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

22 days

Patient 48

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

6 days

Key dates

MARCH March 14 First case confirmed in Craven County March 29 First community-spread case identified in Craven County

APRIL April 2 First reported recovery in Craven County April 5 Hospitalized cases start being reported at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern April 9 First death in Craven County April 17 Second death in Craven County April 19 Third death in Craven County April 21 Fourth death in Craven County.

MAY May 8 Phase 1 begins May 12-27 A cluster of friends, family, and co-workers adds 142 cases in Craven County May 17 Craven County passes 100 lab-confirmed cases May 22 Phase 2 begins May 27 Fifth death in Craven County May 28 National death toll equals and then surpass entire population of Craven County (103,374) May 30 Craven County passes 200 lab-confirmed cases

JUNE June 19 Sixth death in Craven County June 19 Craven County passes 300 lab-confirmed cases June 19 Phase 3 delayed

JULY July 2 Seventh death in Craven County July 5 Eighth death in Craven County July 7 Craven County surpasses 400 lab-confirmed cases July 18 Craven County passes 500 lab-confirmed cases July 21 Cluster emerges at PruittHealth-Trent, a New Bern skilled nursing facility. By July 24, there were 42 cases among staff and patients. Two other local facilities reported smaller outbreaks. July 26 Craven County passes 600 lab-confirmed cases July 28 Ninth death in Craven County July 29 10th death in Craven County

AUGUST Aug. 4 11th death in Craven County Aug. 5 12th death in Craven County Aug. 5 Phase 3 delayed Aug. 6 Craven County passes 700 lab-confirmed cases Aug. 7 13th death in Craven County Aug. 9 14th death in Craven County Aug. 10 15th, 16th, and 17th deaths in Craven County Aug. 13 18th and 19th deaths in Craven County. Craven County passes 800 lab-confirmed deaths Aug. 17 20th death in Craven County Aug. 18 21st and 22nd deaths in Craven County Aug. 19 23rd death in Craven County Aug. 21 24th and 25th deaths in Craven County. Craven County passes 900 lab-confirmed deaths Aug. 22 26th death in Craven County Aug. 29 Craven County passes 1,000 lab-confirmed cases Aug. 30 27th death in Craven County Aug. 3 Craven County passes 1,100 lab-confirmed cases

SEPTEMBER Sept. 4 Phase 2.5 begins Sept. 6 28th death in Craven County Sept. 10 29th death in Craven County. Craven County passes 1,200 lab-confirmed cases Sept. 11 30th death in Craven County Sept. 14 31st death in Craven County Sept. 15 Craven County passes 1,300 lab-confirmed cases Sept. 18 Craven County passes 1,400 lab-confirmed cases; 32nd death in Craven County Sept. 19 33rd death in Craven County Sept. 22 34th death in Craven County Sept. 25 Craven County passes 1,500 lab-confirmed cases. 35th death in Craven County Sept. 26 36th and 37th deaths in Craven County Sept. 27 38th and 39th deaths in Craven County Sept. 29 40th death in Craven County Sept. 30 Craven County passes 1,600 lab-confirmed cases

OCTOBER Oct. 2 41st and 42nd deaths in Craven County. North Carolina enters Phase 3 restrictions Oct. 3 Craven County passes 1,700 lab-confirmed cases Oct. 4 43rd and 44th deaths in Craven County Oct. 5 45th death in Craven County. North Carolina allows Plan A for elementary-school-age public and charter school pupils Oct. 6 46th death in Craven County Oct. 7 Craven County passes 1,800 lab-confirmed cases; 47th death in Craven County Oct. 8 48th death in Craven County

1 Comment

  1. I am alarmed at the increasing numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Craven County. What is going on here? Where are these cases coming from – family gatherings? Partys? Church functions? or contacts in restaurants, salons, gyms; or just random interpersonal contacts? Wish the health dept. would give a little more info, (without releasing names, of course). Seems there are a lot of people in our community that just don’t get that this is a serious public health problem!

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