Craven County reported 2,009 COVID-19 cases on Friday, almost seven months to the day since the first case was detected here.

Meanwhile, the United States surpassed 8 million cases on Friday.

The 2,009 cases were reported by the Craven County Health Department. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports a higher number for Craven County, at 2,076 cases.

Both agree on the number of deaths: 50.

While 1,750 COVID-19 cases have recovered, there are 209 active cases in the county.

There are 25 Craven County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19, though the COVID-19 census at CarolinaEast Medical Center is higher than that because it accepts patients from surrounding counties that don’t have hospitals.

There were 27 Craven County residents hospitalized for COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest number since the pandemic started. That number dipped slightly today, with 25 hospitalized–the second highest number of hospitalizations so far.

As for where Craven County residents have been contracting the virus, 24 were related to out-of-state travel and 1,349 were due to direct contact with a known case.

The remaining cases are more mysterious, with 393 cases attributed to community transmission, 112 under investigation, and 131 classified as unknown.


Craven County statistics

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