23 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Craven County, 12 recovered

New Bern

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Craven County has 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Out of the 23 confirmed positive cases, 12 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 23 cases, seven have been related to out of state travel, 13 are from community transmission, and three are direct contact with a previously confirmed positive.

There has been one death related to COVID-19.

Seven of the active COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized.

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