Craven County marked two grim milestones for COVID-19 on the same day, Nov. 30, 2020: it passed the 3,000 mark in the number of lab-confirmed cases, and it recorded the 70th death of COVID-19-related causes.

An unidentified Craven County resident died today, Nov. 30, 2020, becoming the 70th Craven County resident to die from complications related to COVID-19.

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The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 25, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.

Like all Craven County COVID-19 fatalities to date, the individual had underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

Craven County has 3,001 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2020. That’s 65 more cases since the last report by the Craven County Health Department on Nov. 25.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, meanwhile, reports 3,140 cases for Craven County, using a different system of keeping count.

Of the newest cases, 24 were confirmed on Nov. 25, 2020, zero on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020, seven on Nov. 27, 2020, two on Nov. 28, 2020, and 17 on Nov. 29, 2020, and 15 today, Nov. 39, 2020.

Out of the 3,001 confirmed positive cases, 2,702 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 24 hours.

Of the 3,001 cases, 31 have been related to out of state travel, 628 are from community transmission, 1,832 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 227 are still being investigated, and 283 are unknown.  

Confirmed CasesActive CasesRecovered DeathsHospitalized 
3,0012292,702709
Source: Craven County Health Department

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