Three additional Craven County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 26.
Craven County has 237 active cases of COVID-19, the highest number since the pandemic reached the county in mid-March.
The 24th Craven County resident died on Aug. 18, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 12, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.
The 25th Craven County resident died on Aug. 21, 2020. The individual was tested on Aug. 6, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.
The 26th Craven County resident died on Aug. 22, 2020. The individual was tested on Aug. 16, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.
All three 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 has 929 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 1 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2020, an increase of 22 cases since noon Friday.
Of the newest cases, six were confirmed on Aug. 22, 2020, four on Aug. 23, 2020 and 12 today.
Out of the 929 confirmed positive cases, 666 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 24 hours.
Of the 929 cases, 13 have been related to out of state travel, 161 are from community transmission, 627 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and 128 are still being investigated. There have been 26 deaths related to COVID-19. Five of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.