One of Craven County’s contract labs identified errors within its testing process for COVID-19 in which four cases that were reported as positive to the Craven County Health Department on July 15, 2020 could not be confirmed.

“These cases cannot be confirmed as positive and have been removed from our case count. The four individuals are being re-tested for COVID-19,” the health department said on its website on Friday.

Craven County has 491 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on July 17, 2020 pending the re-testing.

Recoveries continue to keep pace with new cases, and hospitalizations in Craven County continue to be low.

Out of the 491 confirmed positive cases, 420 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.

Of the 491 cases, 12 have been related to out of state travel, 113 are from community transmission, 360 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive, and six are still being investigated.

There have been eight deaths related to COVID-19. Two of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

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