Big Horn County Announces Six (6) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 46 active cases in County, including 19 patients hospitalized—31 Dec

HARDIN, MONTANA (December 31, 2020) – Big Horn County added six (6) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. All six (6) presented with symptoms when tested. Three (3) patients likely contracted the virus through community spread and three (3) cases 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 – – –
Age 20 – 29 – 2 2
Age 30 – 39 1 1 2
Age 40 – 49 – 1 1
Age 50 – 59 – – –
Age 60 – 69 – 1 1
Over age 70 – – –
Totals 1 5 6
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 85 86 171
Age 10 – 19 177 174 351
Age 20 – 29 181 156 337
Age 30 – 39 186 169 355
Age 40 – 49 150 116 266
Age 50 – 59 152 109 261
Age 60 – 69 134 106 240
Over age 70 107 71 178
Totals 1,172 987 2,159 2,050 46 63
Recoveries in the County remain at 2,050. 63 persons are deceased. Of the 46 active cases, 27 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is 19.

Month
Number of Cases Number of Deaths
April 3 –
May 27 –
June 44 3
July 249 5
August 357 8
September 294 7
October 456 17
November 473 8
December (12/30/2020 to date) 256 15
Total since Pandemic Began 2,159 63
As the new year approaches – and 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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