Craven County’s COVID-19 case rate continues to climb by 100 new cases every two days, and will likely surpass 3,000 total cases by the time you read this article.

At 431 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days, Craven County is well over the 300 mark to be flagged as a county of concern by the White House COVID-19 Task Force.

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that Craven County has 3,032 cases.

According to the Craven County Health Department, the county reached 2,936 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Of those, 257 were active cases, six were hospitalized on Tuesday, and 69 died of COVID-19-related causes since the pandemic reach Craven County in March 2020.

In all, 2,610 people have recovered from the virus. The recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Craven County’s accelerating case rate can’t be blamed on any single cluster or outbreak.

As for spread, 30 have been related to out-of-state travel, 614 are from community transmission, 1,805 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 242 are being investigated, and 245 are unknown.

Craven County snapshot

Confirmed Cases Active CasesRecovered DeathsHospitalized at present
2,9362572,610696
Data: Craven County Health Department

1 Comment

  1. Key is the 237 active cases and 10% of the population has contracted covid over 8 months.

    Given the goal was to flatten the curve (which is to understand you cannot eliminate it) we have done ok. So less than 1% of the population of craven is actively infected (by known cases).

    Now if everyone would wear a mask and wash their hands, we could almost quash it.

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