Another confirmed COVID-19 case brings the count to 55 in Craven County, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (53 by the Craven County Health Department’s count, which often lags a day or two).

Of the 53 cases confirmed by the Craven County Health Department, 37 have recovered, 12 are active, and four have died.

Seven have been related to out-of-state travel, a number that hasn’t changed since April 6. Of the majority, 23 are from community transmission of unknown origin, and 23 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive cases.

None of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

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 Health Department/NCDHHS)

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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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.     


Fifteen new cases have been reported over the last 24 hours among Craven, neighboring, and nearby counties, with the largest growth in Pitt County, with a population of 176,484, and Lenoir County, with a population of 57,934.

Pitt County saw nine new cases since Friday, but Lenoir County saw 21 new cases.

For comparison purposes, Craven County has a population of 103,374 and saw six new cases during that timeframe.

Higher numbers could be expected in Pitt County, but the outbreak in Lenoir County, which is just over half the size of Craven County and a third the size of Pitt County, is exceeding statewide rates.

Lenoir County is not alone among rural North Carolina COVID-19 hotspots.

Sampson County has 167 cases reported in a county with a population of 63,664. Much of that county’s outbreak numbers have been at food processing plants located there.


N.C. confirmed cases were 15,045 as of Monday, an increase of 1,177 or 8.5 percent higher since Friday. N.C. deaths are at 550, with 23 or 4.4 percent higher since Friday.

Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 10:30 a.m., May 11, 2020. Updated at 2:00 p.m. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
15,045 550 195,865 464 99

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. 

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.


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