An unidentified Craven County resident with underlying health conditions died today (Sept. 11, 2020) of complications related to COVID-19, the Craven County Health Department said.

The person was tested on Sept. 10 and results showed positive for COVID-19 the same day. The person died the next day.

No further information about the individual will be released to protect the family’s privacy, the Health Department said.

It was the second death this week from the virus, and third in September. August has been the deadliest month in Craven County, with 17 deaths.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1,234 as of 11 a.m. today, adding 24 cases in 24 hours.

There are 246 active cases — the highest number of active cases for Craven County since the first case was detected in the county in mid-March.

The previous high was 237 cases on Aug. 23.

The number of recovered cases is 958. A case is considered recovered when a patient has been in isolation and symptom-free for 24 hours.

Craven County COVID-19 cases have spread primarily from direct contact with people previously known to have the virus, at a total of 829 cases. Another 218 cases were contracted within the community but from unknown sources.

Contact tracers are investigating 113 cases, and another 59 have been categorized as unknown source.

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
Sept. 11 30th death in Craven County

1 Comment

  1. There will be lots more, as long as citizens refuse to take it seriously. I went into a downtown business this morning–no sigh on the door, and not one mask in sight except for what my friend and I were wearing. We left and did not make a purchase.

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