Big Horn County Announces 65th Death from COVID-19 Adds six (6) newly-confirmed cases of the virus—13 Jan

HARDIN, MONTANA (January 13, 2021) – Big Horn County today announced the 65th death of a County resident due to complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The decedent is a woman in her 60’s who was hospitalized prior to her death Monday, January 11, 2021.
The Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition extends our warmest condolences to her family and friends on her tragic loss.
This is the second death of a County resident recorded in January. The County’s fatality rate is 2.9% (65 deaths out of 2,215 total cases).
Big Horn County added six (6) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. One (1) patient was asymptomatic (without symptoms) and five (5) presented with symptoms when tested. Two (2) cases are assumed community spread and four (4) could be traced by public health to previously-known cases of coronavirus.
The new cases are:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals
Under age 10 – – –
Age 10 – 19 – 1 1
Age 20 – 29 – – –
Age 30 – 39 – 1 1
Age 40 – 49 1 – 1
Age 50 – 59 – 1 1
Age 60 – 69 – – –
Over age 70 2 – 2
Totals 3 3 6
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 86 94 180
Age 10 – 19 180 178 358
Age 20 – 29 185 159 344
Age 30 – 39 192 173 365
Age 40 – 49 154 117 271
Age 50 – 59 154 114 268
Age 60 – 69 136 106 242
Over age 70 111 76 187
Totals 1,198 1,017 2,215 2,099 51 65

Recoveries, which indicate that the patient is no longer able to transmit the virus but may still have symptoms, remain at 2,099. In the County, 65 deaths have been certified as COVID-19-related. Of the 52 active cases, 42 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is 10.
Month
Number of Cases Number of Deaths
April 3 –
May 27 –
June 44 3
July 249 5
August 357 8
September 294 6
October 456 17
November 473 8
December 262 16
January (01/12/2021 to date) 50 2
Total since Pandemic Began 2,215 65
Let’s keep the case numbers low! Even if you have recently received the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, it is important to follow the three W’s: Wash your hands; Watch your distance from other people; Wear a mask. 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.
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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