Note: Revised at 3:50 p.m. with updated numbers from the Craven County Health Department

Craven County has reached 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to state and county health agencies.

The number of confirmed cases is statistically vague without knowing how many residents in the county have actually been tested. Also, there may be a backlog in the processing of tests, which affects the accurate daily reporting of case numbers.

For example, while Craven County has barely increased over the past week, Pitt and Lenoir counties have had significant increases in their numbers of cases. Regardless, Craven County still leads the region in deaths, with four.

Out of the 40 confirmed positive cases reported by the Craven County Health Department, 31 of those individuals have recovered, are doing well, and are out of isolation. The recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 72 hours.

Of the 40 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 22 are from community transmission, and 11 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive cases.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Two of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.


Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

Craven County will continue to track and post the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases; however, it is important to recognize there are many people with COVID-19 who will not be included in daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases, including:

  • People who had minimal or no symptoms and were not tested.
  • People who had symptoms but did not seek medical care.
  • People who sought medical care but were not tested.
  • People with COVID-19 in whom the virus was not detected by testing.

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases will increasingly provide a limited picture of the spread of infections in Craven County as COVID-19 becomes more widespread and the number of infected people who are not included in the daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases increases.      



Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11:00 a.m., April 30, 2020.

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
10,509 378 128,036 546 98

Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.

For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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