Updated with county, regional, and state information | Craven County has 133 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on May 19, 2020, an increase of four cases over the past 24 hours, according to North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services data.

While relatively small, the increase marks two straight weeks of daily increases, including a cluster of about 70 cases involving family, friends, and co-workers that began to emerge in lab testing last week.

The increasing number of cases in Craven County is having other impacts. BSH, for example, shut down an assembly line in New Bern when it was discovered that a worker there tested positive. It was the second time in two months that BSH closed down due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, in Lenoir County, two COVID-19 patients with pre-existing conditions died over the past 24 hours.

While 44 infected individuals have recovered in Craven County, 84 are considered active and four have died.

The recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 72 hours.  

Of the 132 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 25 are from community transmission, and 100 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. 

Two of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.  

Craven County citizens are encouraged to use primary sources of information to learn more about COVID-19 cases in Craven County and North Carolina.  Primary sources of information include the Craven County Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) websites.

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of Craven County Cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County

Recovered 

Craven County

Deaths

Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

133

84

44

4

2

 

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.

Region

An eight-county region in and around Craven County saw an increase of 20 COVID-19 cases and, in Lenoir County, two deaths. The largest increase was in Pitt County, which is unsurprising in that it is the second largest county in this region. What is surprising is that Onslow County, the largest county, has the fourth largest number of COVID-19 cases. At 80 cases and two deaths, Onslow County is significantly behind Pitt, Lenoir, and Craven counties.

There have been a total of 20 deaths in this region. The two deaths in Lenoir County is a 10 percent increase and the largest single-day increase so far.

State

There were 777 new, lab-confirmed cases over the past 24 hours, as well as 30 deaths.

Avery County reported one new case. Why is that significant? Avery County had been the last of North Carolina’s 100 counties to be COVID-19-free — until now.

Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 2:00 p.m., May 19, 2020. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
19,700 691 265,008 585 100

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. 

New: Weekly report on COVID-19 Patients Presumed to be Recovered updated every Monday by 4 p.m.

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals 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, reporting hospitals 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.

Statewide data

County County seat Pop.

(2017 est.)[6]

Region Lab-confirmed cases Deaths
Alamance County Graham 157,844 Central 223 12
Alexander County Taylorsville 37,159 Western 21 0
Alleghany County Sparta 10,935 Western 12 0
Anson County Wadesboro 25,531 Central 49 0
Ashe County Jefferson 26,833 Western 28 0
Avery County Newland 17,535 Western 1 0
Beaufort County Washington 47,316 Eastern 30 0
Bertie County Windsor 19,913 Eastern 95 3
Bladen County Elizabethtown 34,130 Eastern 78 2
Brunswick County Bolivia 122,586 Eastern 59 2
Buncombe County Asheville 252,268 Western 182 6
Burke County Morganton 88,898 Western 206 14
Cabarrus County Concord 196,716 Central 389 20
Caldwell County Lenoir 81,805 Western 92 2
Camden County Camden 10,336 Eastern 3 0
Carteret County Beaufort 68,699 Eastern 35 3
Caswell County Yanceyville 22,833 Central 45 1
Catawba County Newton 156,182 Western 117 3
Chatham County Pittsboro 68,364 Central 541 24
Cherokee County Murphy 27,463 Western 17 1
Chowan County Edenton 14,370 Eastern 14 0
Clay County Hayesville 10,753 Western 5 0
Cleveland County Shelby 97,038 Western 55 2
Columbus County Whiteville 56,589 Eastern 251 21
Craven County New Bern 103,374 Eastern 133 4
Cumberland County Fayetteville 332,766 Eastern 500 13
Currituck County Currituck 25,247 Eastern 11 0
Dare County Manteo 35,412 Eastern 18 1
Davidson County Lexington 164,118 Central 306 11
Davie County Mocksville 41,766 Western 52 2
Duplin County Kenansville 59,350 Eastern 462 12
Durham County Durham 300,865 Central 1,053 38
Edgecombe County Tarboro 54,032 Eastern 170 8
Forsyth County Winston-Salem 368,362 Central 736 7
Franklin County Louisburg 63,866 Eastern 129 20
Gaston County Gastonia 214,049 Western 208 6
Gates County Gatesville 11,601 Eastern 14 0
Graham County Robbinsville 8,607 Western 2 0
Granville County Oxford 58,503 Eastern 202 6
Greene County Snow Hill 21,059 Eastern 50 2
Guilford County Greensboro 517,197 Central 901 48
Halifax County Halifax 52,300 Eastern 119 1
Harnett County Lillington 128,753 Eastern 252 20
Haywood County Waynesville 59,854 Western 26 0
Henderson County Hendersonville 112,156 Western 295 41
Hertford County Winton 24,262 Eastern 59 1
Hoke County Raeford 52,571 Eastern 160 0
Hyde County Swan Quarter 5,507 Eastern 1 0
Iredell County Statesville 169,798 Western 199 5
Jackson County Sylva 41,725 Western 24 1
Johnston County Smithfield 186,308 Eastern 269 17
Jones County Trenton 9,776 Eastern 22 2
Lee County Sanford 59,805 Central 333 3
Lenoir County Kinston 57,934 Eastern 160 5
Lincoln County Lincolnton 80,504 Western 50 0
Macon County Franklin 21,347 Western 5 1
Madison County Marshall 23,227 Western 2 0
Martin County Williamston 45,069 Eastern 37 4
McDowell County Marion 34,160 Western 32 1
Mecklenburg County Charlotte 1,034,290 Central 2,717 66
Mitchell County Bakersville 15,155 Western 8 0
Montgomery County Troy 27,445 Central 65 3
Moore County Carthage 94,191 Central 119 10
Nash County Nashville 94,125 Eastern 156 3
New Hanover County Wilmington 219,866 Eastern 134 3
Northampton County Jackson 20,426 Eastern 131 10
Onslow County Jacksonville 192,685 Eastern 80 2
Orange County Hillsborough 141,812 Central 283 37
Pamlico County Bayboro 12,803 Eastern 9 0
Pasquotank County Elizabeth City 39,546 Eastern 87 7
Pender County Burgaw 57,630 Eastern 50 1
Perquimans County Hertford 13,506 Eastern 22 2
Person County Roxboro 39,240 Central 34 1
Pitt County Greenville 176,484 Eastern 221 2
Polk County Columbus 20,434 Western 35 3
Randolph County Asheboro 142,827 Central 469 6
Richmond County Rockingham 45,447 Central 115 2
Robeson County Lumberton 134,187 Eastern 547 6
Rockingham County Wentworth 91,566 Central 48 2
Rowan County Salisbury 138,940 Central 560 25
Rutherford County Rutherfordton 66,523 Western 154 5
Sampson County Clinton 63,664 Eastern 265 1
Scotland County Laurinburg 35,445 Central 55 0
Stanly County Albemarle 60,875 Central 32 4
Stokes County Danbury 46,124 Central 39 0
Surry County Dobson 72,315 Western 101 1
Swain County Bryson City 14,208 Western 6 0
Transylvania County Brevard 33,291 Western 8 0
Tyrrell County Columbia 4,090 Eastern 4 0
Union County Monroe 222,095 Central 360 16
Vance County Henderson 44,420 Eastern 197 17
Wake County Raleigh 1,023,811 Eastern 1,272 30
Warren County Warrenton 20,190 Eastern 33 0
Washington County Plymouth 12,331 Eastern 26 3
Watauga County Boone 53,421 Western 12 0
Wayne County Goldsboro 124,496 Eastern 879 16
Wilkes County Wilkesboro 68,525 Western 448 1
Wilson County Wilson 81,379 Eastern 251 9
Yadkin County Yadkinville 37,825 Western 118 1
Yancey County Burnsville 17,605 Western 10 0

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  1. Didn’t I recently read that if you feceive a flu shot every year you will test positive for the virus?

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