Craven County has 274 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:30 a.m. on June 15, 2020. Of the newest cases, one was confirmed on June 12, 2020, eight on June 13, 2020, seven on June 14, 2020, and five today. With the exception of one case that is still being investigated, the newest cases are a result of direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case. Out of the 274 confirmed positive cases, 189 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 274 cases, eight have been related to out of state travel, 38 are from community transmission, 225 are a direct contact with a previously confirmed positive case, and three are unknown at this time. There have been five deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.
Craven County citizens are encouraged to use reputable sources of information to learn more about COVID-19 cases in Craven County and North Carolina. Reputable sources of information include the Craven County Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) websites. 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 Craven County Cases.
Total Confirmed Cases Craven County
*of active cases
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.