Craven County is seeing a lull in COVID-19 activity, especially compared to other neighboring counties, but new cases continue to appear, as well as more deaths.
The 14-day total of new cases in Craven County has dipped to 260 cases, below the 300 per 100,000 residents threshold that made Craven County a county of concern by the White House COVID-19 Task Force up until two weeks ago.
Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties all now fall below that threshold, although Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Onslow, and Carteret counties remain above it, and in Lenoir County, with 434 new cases over the past 14 days, well above the threshold.
But with 65 deaths, Craven County still leads the eight-county region in and around it. Beaufort follows at 47 deaths, then Lenoir with 42 deaths, and Pitt County with 41 deaths.
According to the Craven County Health Department, Craven County has 2,473 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services puts Craven County’s case count at 2,554.)
Active cases have dropped to 164 and hospitalizations have dropped to seven, but Craven County recorded one new death today, bringing the county’s death toll to 65 since the pandemic first appeared here in mid-March.
Of the newest cases, 13 additional cases were confirmed on Nov. 6, 2020, two on Nov. 7, 2020, five on Nov. 8, 2020, and 3 today.
Out of the 2,473 confirmed positive cases, 2,244 have recovered.
Of the 2,473 cases, 28 have been related to out of state travel, 519 are from community transmission, 1,628 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 85 are still being investigated, and 213 are unknown.
An unidentified Craven Country resident died earlier today from complications related to COVID-19. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 2, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.
The individual had underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.
Craven County COVID-19 snapshot
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