So far in the county, 47 cases have been confirmed and one person has died.
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. One of the previously announced cases was a duplicate.
"Today we continue to show a continued downward trend line in positive cases reported", health Director Bruce Robistow said in his afternoon update. "For younger folks in the workforce and engaging in more social interactions - YOU can become infected and YOU can pass on COVID-19 two days before you even know you are sick". The majority of patients, according to the Department, have been between the ages of 18 and 35.
There were 127 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, and less than half of the available intensive care beds at seven "hub" hospitals around the state were occupied as of this week, according to DOH data.
In Northumberland County, the total is now 304 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ravalli County Public Health says all 17 people are in isolation. Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center's COVID-19 outbreak count remains at 55 cases in residents and 23 in employees.
As of Friday, 370 out of the 565 positive cases total were recovered.
The approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the total recoveries from the positives.
Mason County reports no new cases.