Big Horn County Announces Three (3) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19—13 May

HARDIN, MONTANA (May 12, 2021) – Big Horn County added three (3) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 12th 2021; a female in her 40s, a male in his 30s, and a female in her teens. There are three (3) active cases. The case announced on May 5th was rescinded due to a false positive.

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

Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under 10  89  100  189      
10 – 19  193  192  385      
20 – 29  197  171  368      
30 – 39  200  189  389      
40 – 49  161  123  284      
50 – 59  168  120  288      
60 – 69  146  114  260      
Over 70  112  80  192      
Totals  1,266  1,089  2,355  2,282  3  70




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                  17
January                  92                    4
February                  68                    1
March                  10                    1
April 17
May (As of May 12th, 2021) 3
Total since Pandemic Began            2,355                  70


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 to stay home more often and 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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