The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported a 24th case of COVID-19 in Craven County.

The Craven County Health Department’s news release on Saturday remained at 23 cases.

Both the state and county report one death in Craven County.

“When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, please keep in mind that county case numbers may change once residency is verified. Therefore, the total number on the county map may differ from the number of NC Cases,” the Craven County Health Department advises in its news releases about local COVID-19 statistics.

Here are the latest numbers reported by Craven County:

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

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Currently Hospitalized 

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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. 

Here is the state map:

Craven County is not alone among Eastern North Carolina counties reporting COVID-19 fatalities. One death each has been reported in Jones, Onslow, Pitt, and Carteret counties.

Statistics from Craven and surrounding counties:

Pitt, 62 cases, 1 death

Onslow, 28 cases, 1 death

Craven, 24 cases, 1 death

Carteret, 21 cases, 1 death

Lenoir, 14 cases, no deaths

Beaufort, 13 cases, no deaths

Jones, 6 cases, 1 death

Pamlico, 5 cases, no deaths




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