Dismal news on the COVID-19 front for Craven County today as the weekend numbers reported by the Craven County Health Department show a major spike in new cases since Friday afternoon.

On top of that, another Craven County resident has died of COVID-19-related reasons.

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There were 157 new COVID-19 cases since the last report from the Craven County Health Department around noon on Friday.

Craven County has 2,872 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of noon today, Nov. 23, 2020. Of the newest cases, 39 additional were confirmed on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, 35 on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, 42 on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, and two today, Nov. 23, 2020.

Craven County now has 275 active cases, 7 hospitalized as of today, and 69 total deaths.

Out of the 2,872 confirmed positive cases, 2,528 recovered.

How are people catching the virus?

Of the 2,872 cases, 30 have been related to out-of-state travel, 587 are from community transmission, 1,757 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, 270 are under investigated, and 228 are unknown.

An unidentified Craven County resident became the 69th Craven County resident to die from complications related to COVID-19. That person died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 13, 2020 and resulted positive the same day.

The individual, like all 68 before, had underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

Craven County snapshot

Confirmed Cases Active CasesRecovered DeathsCurrently Hospitalized 
2,8722752,528697
Source: Craven County Health Department

Data reports


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