Big Horn County Announces One (1) Newly-confirmed Case of COVID-19 Over Five (5) Days New case is a boy under the age of 10—25 Mar

HARDIN, MONTANA (March 24, 2021) – Big Horn County added one (1) newly-confirmed case of COVID-19 on Monday, March 22, 2021, a male under the age of 10, who presented with symptoms when tested and could be traced by public health to previously-known cases of coronavirus. The County had no new cases on Friday, March 19, 2021, Saturday, March 20, 2021, Sunday, March 21, 2021, and Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

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

Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 89 100 189      
Age 10 – 19 191 190 381      
Age 20 – 29 195 168 363      
Age 30 – 39 198 185 383      
Age 40 – 49 159 123 282      
Age 50 – 59 166 120 286      
Age 60 – 69 144 114 258      
Over age 70 112 80 192      
Totals 1,254 1,080 2,334 2,260 5 69

Recoveries, which indicate that the patient is no longer able to transmit the virus but may still have symptoms, increased by two (2) to 2,260. In the County, 69 deaths have been certified as COVID-19-related. Of the five (5) active cases, four (4) patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is one (1).


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                  68                    1
March (03/23/2021 to date)                    9                    1
Total since Pandemic Began            2,334                  69

Let’s keep the new case numbers low! Even if you have recently received the vaccine against COVID-19, it is important to continue 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 remind 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, and phone number. The Health Department will be vaccinating all Big Horn County residents over the age of 18 beginning April 1, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccinations from the Indian Health Service (IHS) at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital are available to ANYONE over the age of 16, whether eligible for IHS benefits or not. Please call 406-638-3599 to schedule an appointment.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information on how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination in Big Horn County.


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.  For more information about the County’s COVID-19 response, please visit our Facebook page at

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