Big Horn County Announces Two (2) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 18 active cases in County—27 Jan

HARDIN, MONTANA (January 27, 2021) – Big Horn County added two (2) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The patients are a male in his 20’s and a male in his 60’s. Both presented with symptoms when tested and one (1) was deemed community spread (contracted from unknown origin) and one (1) could be traced by public health to previously-known cases of coronavirus.
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 86 97 183
Age 10 – 19 182 184 366
Age 20 – 29 188 163 351
Age 30 – 39 192 177 369
Age 40 – 49 156 119 275
Age 50 – 59 157 115 272
Age 60 – 69 138 111 249
Over age 70 111 76 187
Totals 1,210 1,042 2,252 2,167 18 67
Recoveries, which indicate that the patient is no longer able to transmit the virus but may still have symptoms, remain at 2,167. In the County, 67 deaths have been certified as COVID-19-related. Of the 18 active cases, 12 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is six (6).
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 (01/26/2021 to date) 87 4
Total since Pandemic Began 2,252 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
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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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