Big Horn County Announces 17 Newly-confirmed Case of COVID-19 Including nine (9) under the age of 20—03 Feb

HARDIN, MONTANA (February 3, 2021) – Big Horn County added 17 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Three (3) patients were asymptomatic (without symptoms) and 14 presented with symptoms when tested. Two (2) cases were attributed to community spread (unknown origin) and 15 could be traced by public health to previously-known cases of coronavirus.

The new cases are:

Age Ranges Female Male Totals
Under age 10 2 1 3
Age 10 – 19 5 1 6
Age 20 – 29
Age 30 – 39 3 3 6
Age 40 – 49
Age 50 – 59 1 1
Age 60 – 69 1 1
Over age 70
Totals 12 5 17

Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:

Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 88 98 186      
Age 10 – 19 187 186 373      
Age 20 – 29 189 163 352      
Age 30 – 39 196 182 378      
Age 40 – 49 156 120 276      
Age 50 – 59 158 115 273      
Age 60 – 69 140 112 252      
Over age 70 111 77 188      
Totals 1,225 1,053 2,278 2,180 31 67

Recoveries, which indicate that the patient is no longer able to transmit the virus but may still have symptoms, remain at 2,180. In the County, 67 deaths have been certified as COVID-19-related. Of the 31 active cases, 24 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is seven (7).

 

 

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                 92                   4
February (02/02/2021 to date)                 21                    –
Total since Pandemic Began           2,278                 67

Let’s keep the new case numbers low! Even if you have recently received the 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

To schedule an appointment with the Big Horn County Health Department for a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 406-665-8777 and leave a message with your name (please spell your name), age, date of birth, phone number, phase that you think you should be in for vaccination (1A, 1B, 1C or 2), and your pre-existing conditions. OR click on the following link to use our Google doc for fast, easy registration for phases 1C or 2: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2pyXknzY7rpvpED8FPtRcq42ehCyswRsemwQ1D0TvJPP9Ag/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BHCMTResponds for more information on how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination in Big Horn County.

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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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