Craven County has 42confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 1, 2020, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The Craven County Health Department’s case count remained at 40 on Friday. It often lags behind the state count by several days.

Based on Craven County’s count of 40 confirmed positive cases, 32 have recovered. There have been four deaths related to COVID-19. Of the active COVID-19 cases, one is currently hospitalized.

Of the 40 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 22 are from community transmission, and 11 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive.

When using the NCDHHS COVID-19 site to stay up to date, 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 Craven County Cases.

Total Confirmed Cases Craven County

Active Cases

Craven County


Craven County


Craven County

Currently Hospitalized 

Craven County

42 (state count)

6 (combined state and county numbers)









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.            

Craven County COVID-19 Cases by Age and Gender







Percent of Total Cases









   Percent of Total Cases




Data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Also, the data is representative of the confirmed cases, not of all COVID-19 cases in Craven County, which could be many times the number of tested cases.


Craven County and the seven counties that border it or that are within its sphere reported 11 new cases and one new death since yesterday’s report. Lenoir County continues to report significant increases in its COVID-19 cases. It had 26 cases on April 21, and 68 cases as of Friday, for example. In comparison, Craven County had 36 cases on April 21 and 42 cases as of Friday.

In addition to the growth in cases in Lenoir County, it marked another grim milestone: with one new death, it is now tied with Craven County for the most deaths in this vicinity at four.



Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 11:00 a.m., May 1, 2020. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
10,923 399 133,832 547 98


Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below. 

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.

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