Craven County added 30 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and more than 100 cases over the last week.

Of the newest cases, eight additional cases were confirmed in the afternoon on July 24, 2020, three on July 25, 2020, nine on July 26, 2020, and 10 today, July 27, 2020.

Craven County has 611 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of noon Monday, July 27, 2020.

Out of the 611 confirmed positive cases, 468 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 611 cases, 12 have been related to out-of-state travel, 133 are from community transmission, 434 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and 32 are still being investigated.

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

Here is the amount of time it took for the county to reach 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and now 600 cases:

First 100

Second 100

Third 100

Fourth 100

Fifth 100

Sixth 100








* A super cluster that eventually resulted in more than 180 cases affected a group of family, friends, and co-workers that was first contracted at a Lenoir County food processing plant.

Craven County Snapshot July 27, 2020

Total Confirmed










Key dates

March 14 First case confirmed in Craven County

March 29 First community-spread case identified in Craven County

April 2 First reported recovery in Craven County

April 5 Hospitalized cases start being reported at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern

April 9 First death in Craven County.

April 17 Second death in Craven County.

April 19 Third death in Craven County.

April 21 Fourth death in Craven County.

May 8 Phase 1 begins

May 12-27 A cluster of friends, family, and co-workers adds 142 cases in Craven County

May 17 Craven County passes 100 lab-confirmed cases

May 22 Phase 2 begins

May 27 Fifth death in Craven County

May 28 National death toll equals and then surpass entire population of Craven County (103,374)

May 30 Craven County passes 200 lab-confirmed cases

June 19 Sixth death in Craven County

June 19 Craven County passes 300 lab-confirmed cases

June 19-July 3 Phase 3 delayed

July 2 Seventh death in Craven County

July 5 Eighth death in Craven County

July 7 Craven County surpasses 400 lab-confirmed cases

July 18 Craven County passes 500 lab-confirmed cases

July 21 Cluster emerges at PruittHealth-Trent, a New Bern skilled nursing facility. By July 24, there were 42 cases among staff and patients. Two other local facilities reported smaller outbreaks.

July 26 Craven County passes 600 lab-confirmed cases

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