Big Horn County Announces Two (2) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Death toll lowered to 64—07 Jan

HARDIN, MONTANA (January 7, 2021) – Big Horn County added two (2) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Both patients presented with symptoms when tested and 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 1 – 1
Age 30 – 39 – – –
Age 40 – 49 – – –
Age 50 – 59 – – –
Age 60 – 69 – – –
Over age 70 1 – 1
Totals 2 – 2
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 86 92 178
Age 10 – 19 178 175 353
Age 20 – 29 182 156 338
Age 30 – 39 189 170 359
Age 40 – 49 152 116 268
Age 50 – 59 153 110 263
Age 60 – 69 136 106 242
Over age 70 108 72 180
Totals 1,184 997 2,181 2,066 51 64
Recoveries in the County remains at 2,066. Of the 51 active cases, 40 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is 11.
64 persons are deceased. Upon review with the Montana State epidemiologist, a man in his 70’s who was hospitalized prior to his death on September 22, 2020 was removed from the County’s totals as he was counted by another county, lowering Big Horn County’s death toll from 65 to 64. Big Horn County is working closely with the State epidemiologist to reconcile case and death totals to reflect the impact of COVID-19 in the County. 
Month
Number of Cases Number of Deaths
April 3 –
May 27 –
June 44 3
July 249 5
August 357 8
September 293 6
October 456 17
November 473 8
December 262 16
January (01/06/2021 to date) 17 1
Total since Pandemic Began 2,181 64
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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