Craven County: 45 positive COVID-19 cases, 35 recoveries

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Craven County has 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Out of the 45 confirmed positive cases, 35 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 45 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 23 are from community transmission, and 15 are direct contact with a previously confirmed positive.

There have been four deaths related to COVID-19.

None of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

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