Craven, ENC region included in statewide surge of COVID-19 cases
After a three-day relative lull in new COVID-19 cases, Craven County saw eight new laboratory-confirmed cases over the past 24 hours.
Craven County now has 249 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. on June 11, 2020, according to the Craven County Health Department.
Of the 249 cases, eight have been related to out of state travel, 34 are from community transmission, 204 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and three are unknown at this time.
Craven County is starting to see an increased number of “direct contact” cases related to “community transmission” cases reported since Phase 1 and Phase 2 relaxation of prevention measures were put in place.
Statewide, North Carolina has seen a surge in new cases, and some experts are saying it could be the “second wave” that worried epidemiologists but which was expected in the fall, not late spring.
Out of the 249 confirmed positive cases, 177 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 72 hours.
There have been five deaths related to COVID-19. Seven of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.
In the eight-county region in and around Craven County, there have been 55 new, lab-confirmed cases as well as one death. The region, like the state, has been trending upward post Phase 1 and 2, with hospitalizations and deaths — key indicators of the pandemic that can’t be blamed on numerous testing — also rising.