An unidentified person died of COVID-19-related causes today, becoming the 29th Craven County resident to die from complications related to the Novel Coronavirus.

As with all other Craven County deaths, the individual had underlying health conditions.

The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 17, 2020 and resulted positive on Aug. 20, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Sept. 10, 2020.

To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

Craven County has 1,210 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2020. Of those, 223 are active, nine are hospitalized, and 958 have recovered.

Included in those numbers are four students and three staff members of Craven County Schools.

The recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Of the 1,210 cases, 15 have been related to out-of-state travel, 218 are from community transmission, 813 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 105 are still being investigated, and 59 are unknown.  

From Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services experienced continued technical and submissions issues with hospital systems data, which were exacerbated by the holiday weekend, resulting in incomplete hospitalization data. Because the COVID-19 NC Dashboard displays only data that it is received, it is likely that actual hospital numbers for Sept. 4-7 are higher than what is on the dashboard. NCDHHS has worked with all parties to resolve these issues and will post revised numbers for those dates once correct data is received and confirmed.

Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

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 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
July 28 Ninth death in Craven County
July 29 10th death in Craven County

Aug. 4 11th death in Craven County
Aug. 5 12th death in Craven County
Aug. 5 Phase 3 delayed
Aug. 6 Craven County passes 700 lab-confirmed cases
Aug. 7 13th death in Craven County
Aug. 9 14th death in Craven County
Aug. 10 15th, 16th, and 17th deaths in Craven County
Aug. 13 18th and 19th deaths in Craven County. 
Craven County passes 800 lab-confirmed deaths
Aug. 17 20th death in Craven County
Aug. 18 21st and 22nd deaths in Craven County
Aug. 19 23rd death in Craven County
Aug. 21 24th and 25th deaths in Craven County. 
Craven County passes 900 lab-confirmed deaths
Aug. 22 26th death in Craven County
Aug. 29 Craven County passes 1,000 lab-confirmed cases
Aug. 30 27th death in Craven County
Aug. 3 Craven County passes 1,100 lab-confirmed cases

Sept. 4 Phase 2.5 begins
Sept. 6 28th death in Craven County
Sept. 10 29th death in Craven County
Craven County passes 1,200 lab-confirmed cases

1 Comment

  1. The silver lining on is this would exhibit a local fatality rate of 2.4% as opposed to the originally thought 4%.

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