Big Horn County Reports Four (4) Newly-confirmed Cases of COVID-19 All children under age 10—17 Jun

HARDIN, MONTANA (June 17, 2020) – Big Horn County added four (4) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. All four patients are children under the age of 10, two (2) girls and two (2) boys, who were found through contact tracing of previously-identified cases.
Total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals Recovered Active Deaths
Under age 10 3 6 9
Age 10 – 19 5 6 11
Age 20 – 29 7 1 87
Age 30 – 39 4 3 7
Age 40 – 49 – 2 2
Age 50 – 59 2 4 6
Age 60 – 69 2 5 7
Over age 70 1 2 3
Totals 24 29 53 34 16 3

Recoveries in the County total 34. Three (3) are deceased. Of the active cases, 15 patients are quarantining and recovering at home and one (1) patient is currently hospitalized.
Public health nurses want to remind all residents of Big Horn County of the best ways to prevent the transmission of this illness: stay home; wash your hands thoroughly and often; clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces and items; wear a mask when in public; stay at least six (6) feet away from other people; and avoid travel out of the County if at all possible. And if you are feeling sick, do not go to work or leave your home; rather, contact your healthcare provider for guidance. 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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