Craven County continues to outpace its neighbors in the growth of COVID-19 cases, rising 11 cases in the past 24 hours by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services records, or three cases by Craven County Health Department records.

The two agencies often differ in their daily count but jibe over longer periods of time.

The Craven County Health Department keeps more detailed records, however.

Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

There are 132 active cases, a number that has risen sharply over the past two weeks, while 45 cases are reported as recovered, a number that has stayed the same for much of the last week.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the 186 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 26 are from community transmission, and 153 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case.


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The Craven County Health Department works with state, commercial, and private labs to track the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Craven County. Health care providers determine which lab they send their COVID-19 tests to. There are multiple hospital and commercial labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. These labs manage their own supplies and operate independently from the Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

Craven County will continue to track and post the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases; however, it is important to recognize there are many people with COVID-19 who will not be included in daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases, including:

  • People who had minimal or no symptoms and were not tested.
  • People who had symptoms but did not seek medical care.
  • People who sought medical care but were not tested.
  • People with COVID-19 in whom the virus was not detected by testing.

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases will increasingly provide a limited picture of the spread of infections in Craven County as COVID-19 becomes more widespread and the number of infected people who are not included in the daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases increases.       


Although still third in its eight-county region of neighboring and nearby counties, Craven County’s growth rate continues to outpace them all. At its current pace, it is about to overtake Lenoir County for the second highest case count, although Lenoir County still leads the region in deaths, with seven.














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