Big Horn County Confirms One (1) New Case of COVID-19 Four (4) new recoveries; Four (4) hospitalized in County—11 Jun

HARDIN, MONTANA (June 10, 2020) – Big Horn County added one (1) confirmed positive case of COVID-19 on late Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The patient is a female in her 30’s who was found through contact tracing by public health nurses. She was included in the numbers posted by the State of Montana on the COVID-19 dashboard this morning at 10:00 a.m. https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/ However, the State’s numbers showed an additional new case this morning, which was in error.
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 1 4 5
Age 10 – 19 5 6 11
Age 20 – 29 5 1 6
Age 30 – 39 3 1 4
Age 40 – 49 – 2 2
Age 50 – 59 1 4 5
Age 60 – 69 2 4 6
Over age 70 1 2 3
Totals 18 25 42 19 22 1

Four (4) additional patients have recovered, bring the total number of recovered to 19. One (1) person is deceased. 18 patients are quarantining and recovering at home and four (4) patients are hospitalized.
The Big Horn County Public Health Department and Indian Health Service (IHS) Public Health Nursing are tracing the contacts of this new case. All close contacts will be notified, interviewed, and given instructions for further action if required.
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: (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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