Nine new cases of COVID-19 in DeKalb County reported Tuesday

Henrietta Brewer
July 1, 2020

After nearly a week of slow gains, the DeKalb County Health Department announced nine new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, including five new cases among patients in their 20s. The county has had 33 people hospitalized for the disease since March 11.

In addition, there are now 5,393 coronavirus cases designated by the department as having recovered, meaning roughly 44.4% of those who have tested positive for the virus have made a full recovery. "As we do more testing, we will have more positive cases".

Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Tuesday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

The death toll remains at 18, with the majority connected to Pine Acres, which reports 12 deaths. The latest data from the state Department of Health shows that 86.8% of licensed beds in Thurston County are occupied by patients, above the state's goal of under 80%.

The Cole County Health Department has started publicizing the number of negative tests reported in the county.

Preliminary investigation likely connects this person to a known case from a large event in another county.

Three children under the age of 13 and a male in his 40s, all from Bureau County, have tested positive for COVID-19. Black people make up three percent of the county and nine percent of cases. The site also lists statewide recovery rates, calculated by recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and dead cases.

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