Key dates in Craven County for COVID-19

2020

March 14 First case confirmed in Craven County

March 29 First community-spread case identified in Craven County

April 2 First reported recovery in Craven County

April 5 Hospitalized cases start being reported at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern

April 9 First death in Craven County.

April 17 Second death in Craven County.

April 19 Third death in Craven County.

April 21 Fourth death in Craven County.

May 8 Phase 1 begins

May 12-27 A cluster of friends, family, and co-workers adds 142 cases in Craven County

May 17 Craven County passes 100 lab-confirmed cases

May 22 Phase 2 begins

May 27 Fifth death in Craven County

May 28 National death toll equals and then surpass entire population of Craven County (103,374)

May 30 Craven County passes 200 lab-confirmed cases

June 19 Sixth death in Craven County

June 19 Craven County passes 300 lab-confirmed cases

June 19 Phase 3 delayed

July 2 Seventh death in Craven County

July 5 Eighth death in Craven County

July 7 Craven County surpasses 400 lab-confirmed cases

July 18 Craven County passes 500 lab-confirmed cases

July 21 Cluster emerges at PruittHealth-Trent, a New Bern skilled nursing facility. By July 24, there were 42 cases among staff and patients. Two other local facilities reported smaller outbreaks.

July 26 Craven County passes 600 lab-confirmed cases

July 28 Ninth death in Craven County

July 29 10th death in Craven County

Aug. 4 11th death in Craven County

Aug. 5 12th death in Craven County

Aug. 5 Phase 3 delayed

Aug. 6 Craven County passes 700 lab-confirmed cases

Aug. 9 13th death in Craven County

Aug. 10 14th, 15th, and 16th deaths in Craven County

Aug. 13 17th and 18th deaths in Craven County

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