An unidentified Craven County resident died from complications related to COVID-19 on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. The individual had underlying health conditions.

The individual was Craven County’s 28th fatality related to COVID-19, which first emerged in the county in mid-March.

The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 19, 2020, and resulted positive on Aug. 20, 2020. The death was reported to the Craven County Health Department on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

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

Craven County leads its neighboring counties in COVID-19 related deaths. For example, Pitt County leads the region with 4,044 COVID-19 cases, but has 19 deaths.

Craven County has 1,162 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, with 28 deaths.

Of the newest cases, 12 additional cases were confirmed in the afternoon on Sept. 4, 2020, four on Sept. 5, 2020, 16 on Sept. 6, 2020 and six on Sept. 7, 2020.

There are 205 active cases of COVID-19 in Craven County as of today –– an increase of 55 active cases since Friday.

Out of the 1,162 confirmed positive cases, 929 have recovered.

Recovery is defined as when an individuals has recovered, is doing well, and is out of isolation. Recovered cases completed the necessary isolation requirement and have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Of the 1,162 cases, 15 have been related to out of state travel, 215 are from community transmission, 799 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 91 are still being investigated, and 42 are unknown.

Four of the active COVID-19 Craven County residents are currently hospitalized. This number does not reflect the actual number of COVID-19 cases at CarolinaEast Medical Center, which treats patients from neighboring counties, as well.

There are six reported outbreaks and clusters in Craven County at aggregate living facilities. They include:

  • PruittHealth-Trent nursing home involving 16 staff, 57 residents, and eight deaths.
  • Riverpoint Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center nursing home involving two staff, two patients, and one death.
  • Croatan Village Assisted Living Facility involving two staff.
  • RHA Howell Longterm Care Facility with six staff and eight residents.

Outbreaks at PruittHealth-Neuse and Craven Correctional Institute are no longer listed as active.

In Pamlico County, 70 inmates and four staff are reported infected with COVID-19 at Pamlico County Correctional Institute, and three staff are infected at the Pamlico County Jail.

In Jones County, Brook Stone Living Center nursing home reports 15 staff and 56 patients have been sick with COVID-19, with 11 deaths. The number of Jones County residents who have died of COVID-19-related causes is seven.

A severe outbreak has been reported at Kinston Assisted Living residential care facility, where 13 staff and 34 residents are infected. One staff member and five residents have died of COVID-19-related causes.

RHA Health Services Bear Creek in Lenoir County reported 11 staff and 12 residents tested positive for COVID-19.




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. 30 27th death in Craven County


Sept. 4 Phase 2.5 begins

Sept. 6 28th death in Craven County

1 Comment

  1. Maybe you and hizhonor nc
    gov coop can re implement
    Phase I and send everyone
    back home and under a rock.
    Just because of a 90% plus
    recovery rate no need to
    become complacent.

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