Big Horn County Announces 18 Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Includes five (5) over the age of 60—15 Oct

HARDIN, MONTANA (October 14, 2020) – Big Horn County added 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Of the 18 new patients, 14 presented with symptoms and four (4) were asymptomatic (without symptoms) when tested. Seven (7) patients were found through contact tracing of previously-reported patients and 11 likely contracted the virus through community spread, as there are no known contacts with previous cases at this time.
The new cases are:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals
Under age 10 1 1 2
Age 10 – 19 1 1 2
Age 20 – 29 3 1 4
Age 30 – 39 1 – 1
Age 40 – 49 1 1 2
Age 50 – 59 1 1 2
Age 60 – 69 3 – 3
Over age 70 1 1 2
Totals 12 6 18
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 48 51 99
Age 10 – 19 84 96 180
Age 20 – 29 98 93 191
Age 30 – 39 98 107 205
Age 40 – 49 74 58 132
Age 50 – 59 72 63 135
Age 60 – 69 66 57 123
Over age 70 47 34 81
Totals 587 559 1,146 963 151 32
Recoveries in Big Horn County remain at 963. 32 persons are deceased. Of the 151 active cases, 133 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is 18.
Month
Number of Cases Number of Deaths
April 3 –
May 27 –
June 44 3
July 249 5
August 357 8
September 294 7
October to date (10/14/2020) 172 9
Total since Pandemic Began 1,146 32
As fall deepens and winter approaches, more activities are moving indoors, making the spread of the coronavirus more likely. The County asks all residents to please continue stay home more often and to avoid events or gatherings. Also, the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Public Health ask everyone to wear a mask and social distance when outside of their homes and in public. Masks are required when engaged in indoor activities, such as shopping. Masks are not necessary in the event that residents are outdoors and unlikely to come within six (6) feet of other people, such as while taking advantage of our beautiful county, to work, recreate, or exercise outside.
Tracking down contacts to a positive case (contact tracing) is one of the best tools public health can use to slow the spread of the virus. If you believe you were in the presence of a recently confirmed COVID-19 case for more than five (5) minutes, please call public health so that a nurse may interview you and determine what level of exposure you have:
• IHS Public Health Nursing: (406) 638-3478
• Big Horn County Public Health: (406) 665-8720
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Big Horn County is the sixth largest county in Montana, at approximately 5,023 square miles, and with a population exceeding 13,000. The local government was established January 13, 1913. Hardin is the County Seat. https://www.bighorncountymt.gov/ For more information about the County’s COVID-19 response, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BHCMTResponds

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