Two unidentified Craven County residents died of COVID-19-related causes on Monday, bringing the running total of fatalities from the deadly virus in Craven County to 50.

The county passed the 1,900 mark on Saturday. It has added 100 new cases each three days for the past nine days.

In total, Craven County has 1,939 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2020. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which keeps its own statistics, reports that Craven County has 2,003 cases as of today.

There are 308 active cases and 23 Craven County residents are currently hospitalized. 

Craven County Schools resumes in-class instruction next week. Local physicians are concerned about the potential increase in COVID-19 cases that could cause, on top of flu cases as the county enters flu season.

One physician reported people have tested positive for both COVID-19 AND flu during the past few weeks.

Among those who have been afflicted with COVID-19 are Craven County Commissioner Johnnie Sampson and the Rev. Ethel Sampson, and New Bern Post editor Randy Foster.

During a discussion by the Craven County Board of Commissioners about reopening public schools, Commissioner Sampson was the only board member to speak against reopened schools.

Meanwhile, out of the 1,939 confirmed positive cases, 1,581 have recovered.

The number of cases caused by community spread has increased to 376 cases, although another 85 are under investigation and 131 are classified as unknown. There have been 1,325 cases due to direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.

The 49th Craven County resident died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 5, 2020 and resulted positive on Oct. 6, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Oct. 12, 2020.

The 50th Craven County resident died on Oct. 12, 2020. The individual was tested on Sept. 22, 2020 and resulted positive on Sept. 24, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Oct. 13, 2020.

Both individuals had underlying health conditions. To protect the privacy of each individual’s family, no further information about the individuals will be released.

Craven County statistics

Confirmed CasesActive CasesRecovered DeathsHospitalized 
1,9393081,5815023

Craven County deaths


Date testedDate of resultsDate of deathTest to death
Patient 1April 2, 2020April 4, 2020April 9, 20207 days
Patient 2April 7, 2020April 9, 2020April 17, 202010 days
Patient 3March 30, 2020April 2, 2020April 19, 202020 days
Patient 4April 12, 2020April 14, 2020April 21, 20209 days
Patient 5May 11, 2020May 11, 2020May 27, 202016 days
Patient 6June 7, 2020June 7, 2020June 19, 202013 days
Patient 7June 19, 2020Same dayJuly 2, 202013 days
Patient 8July 6, 2020Same dayJuly 22, 202014 days
Patient 9July 17, 2020July 18, 2020July 28, 202011 days
Patient 10July 10, 2020July 13, 2020July 29, 202019 days
Patient 11July 23, 2020July 27, 2020Aug. 4, 202012 days
Patient 12July 10, 2020July 12, 2020Aug. 5, 202025 days
Patient 13July 28, 2020Aug. 11, 2020Aug. 7, 202010 days
Patient 14July 28, 2020July 28, 2020Aug. 9, 202012 days
Patient 15July 30, 2020Aug. 1, 2020Aug. 10, 202011 days
Patient 16July 30, 2020July 30, 2020Aug. 10, 202011 days
Patient 17July 28, 2020Aug. 5, 2020Aug. 10, 202013 days
Patient 18July 27, 2020July 28, 2020Aug. 13, 202017 days
Patient 19July 21, 2020July 24, 2020Aug. 13, 202023 days
Patient 20Aug. 12, 2020Aug. 13, 2020Aug. 17, 20205 days
Patient 21July 21, 2020July 25, 2020Aug. 17, 202027 days
Patient 22Aug. 12, 2020Aug. 12, 2020Aug. 18, 20206 days
Patient 23Aug. 2, 2020Aug. 3, 2020Aug. 18, 202016 days
Patient 24Aug. 20, 2020Aug. 21, 2020Aug. 21, 20201 day
Patient 25Aug. 6, 2020Aug. 6, 2020Aug. 21, 202015 days
Patient 26Aug. 16, 2020Aug. 16, 2020Aug. 22, 20206 days
Patient 27Aug. 11, 2020Aug. 12, 2020Aug. 30, 202019 days
Patient 28Aug. 19, 2020Aug. 20, 2020Sept. 6, 202018 days
Patient 29Aug. 17, 2020Aug. 20, 2020Sept. 10, 202024 days
Patient 30Sept. 10, 2020Sept. 10, 2020Sept. 11, 20201 day
Patient 31Sept. 2, 2020Sept. 6, 2020Sept. 14, 202012 days
Patient 32Sept. 9, 2020Sept. 10, 2020Sept. 18, 20209 days
Patient 33Sept. 15, 2020Sept. 16, 2020Sept. 19, 20204 days
Patient 34Sept. 18, 2020Sept. 21, 2020Sept. 22, 20204 days
Patient 35Sept. 1, 2020Sept. 3, 2020Sept. 25, 202024 days
Patient 36Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 26, 20204 days
Patient 37Sept. 18, 2020Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 26, 20208 days
Patient 38Sept. 20, 2020Sept. 20, 2020Sept. 27, 20207 days
Patient 39Sept. 21, 2020Sept. 24, 2020Sept. 27, 20206 days
Patient 40Sept. 26, 2020Sept. 28, 2020Sept. 29, 20203 days
Patient 41Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 24, 2020Oct. 2, 202010 days
Patient 42Sept. 21, 2020Sept. 22, 2020Oct. 2, 202011 days
Patient 43Oct. 1, 2020Oct. 2, 2020Oct. 4, 20203 days
Patient 44Oct. 1, 2020Oct. 2, 2020Oct. 4, 20203 days
Patient 45Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 24, 2020Oct. 5, 202013 days
Patient 46Sept. 30, 2020Oct. 1, 2020Oct. 6, 20206 days
Patient 47Sept. 15, 2020Sept. 15, 2020Oct. 7, 202022 days
Patient 48Oct. 2, 2020Oct. 5, 2020Oct. 8, 20206 days
Patient 49Oct. 5, 2020Oct. 6, 2020Oct. 12, 20206 days
Patient 50Sept. 22, 2020Sept. 24, 2020Oct. 12, 202020 days

Note: No further information about patients is made available by reporting agencies in order to protect patient privacy.

Key dates in Craven County’s epidemic here.

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