Big Horn County Announces Two (2) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 2,238 total cases since pandemic began—20 Jan

HARDIN, MONTANA (January 20, 2021) – Big Horn County added two (2) newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Both persons 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 – – –
Age 30 – 39 – – –
Age 40 – 49 – – –
Age 50 – 59 1 – 1
Age 60 – 69 – 1 1
Over age 70 – – –
Totals 1 1 2
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 86 95 181
Age 10 – 19 181 181 362
Age 20 – 29 187 160 347
Age 30 – 39 192 177 369
Age 40 – 49 155 118 273
Age 50 – 59 157 115 272
Age 60 – 69 137 110 247
Over age 70 111 76 187
Totals 1,206 1,032 2,238 2,125 47 66
Two (2) patients, one male teenager and one woman in her 30’s that were reported yesterday, have been removed from the Big Horn County totals above as they were later determined to live in another county. Therefore, the County’s totals remain at 2,238 cases.
Recoveries, which indicate that the patient is no longer able to transmit the virus but may still have symptoms, remain at 2,125. In the County, 66 deaths have been certified as COVID-19-related. Of the 47 active cases, 35 patients are quarantining and recovering at home. The number of Big Horn County resident patients currently hospitalized in the region is 12.

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 (01/19/2021 to date) 73 3
Total since Pandemic Began 2,238 66
Let’s keep the new 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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