Craven County’s spike in new cases continued unabated between Tuesday and Wednesday, setting a new one-day record of 77 new cases.

The spike is in its ninth day.

Hospitalizations increased by 5 patients over the past 24 hours, reaching 23 Craven County residents admitted. It’s an increase of 12 since Dec. 1.

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The record so far during the pandemic was 27 Craven County residents hospitalized on Oct. 15, 2020.

There were a couple of positive notes: no new deaths, and 110 people were added to the “recovered” category over the past 24 hours.

Craven County has been in the midst of an unprecedented increase in daily new cases, likely a result of close contact during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Health Department reported that Craven County had 3,579 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

Out of the 3,579 confirmed positive cases, 2,958 of those individuals have recovered, are doing well, and are out of isolation.

Viral spread in Craven County

Out-of-state travelCommunity transmissionDirect contactUnder investigationUnknown
UnchangedUp 101Up 115Down 115Unchanged
Changes Dec. 30-31, 2020

Craven County snapshot

Total Active Recovered DeathsHospitalized 
Source: Craven County Health Department

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