Craven County has 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases as Sunday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The Craven County Health Department reported 33 cases on Sunday, but has tended to be one day behind the state report.

“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 advised in a news release.

Either way, Craven County continues to increase by one or two cases per day and is showing no sign of “flattening the curve” that health experts say is crucial in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

Of the county’s 33 count, 20 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 33 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 19 are from community transmission, and seven are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive cases. There have been two deaths related to COVID-19. Five of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.


Total Confirmed Cases Craven County (state count)

Active Cases

Craven County


Craven County


Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County







Here are statewide totals, updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11:00 a.m., April 19, 2020.

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases in North CarOLINA Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
6,493 172 78,772 465 93

*Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

*Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

*Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

*Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.

For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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 are counties adjacent and near Craven County:

Here is the state totals, county by county:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.