The number of new COVID-19 cases didn’t increase significantly over the past 24 hours, the number of active cases decreased by 56 cases, but one number that took an alarming turn was hospitalizations.

Ten Craven County residents have been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 over the last day, more than doubling the number, from 9 to 20.

Hospitalizations and deaths are considered leading-edge indicators of the severity of the outbreak in a community, and both those numbers are disconcerting.

Craven County reached 60 deaths on Sunday, with a third of those total deaths occurring in October alone, making October the deadliest month of the pandemic in Craven County.

Craven County has 2,249 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2020. It is an increase of 19 cases over the past 24 hours, about average at this stage of the pandemic.

Out of the 2,249 confirmed positive cases, 2,017 have recovered. Someone is considered recovered when they have completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 24 hours.

With spread, 25 have been related to out-of-state travel, 456 are from community transmission, 1,490 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 86 are still being investigated, and 192 are unknown.  

Craven County snapshot

Total Cases Active CasesRecovered DeathsHospitalized 
2,2491722,0176019
Craven County Health Department

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