Big Horn County Reports Second COVID-19 Death and Three (3) New Cases Decedent Identified as Male in His 80’s—14 Jun

HARDIN, MONTANA (June 13, 2020) – Big Horn County this morning confirmed a second death due to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) of an individual residing in Big Horn County. The decedent was a man in his 80’s. He had been previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and monitored daily by public health nurses.
The Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition offers their deepest condolences for his family and friends.
Big Horn County also added three (3) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The three newly-confirmed cases this afternoon are:
Age Ranges Female Male Totals
Under age 10 – – –
Age 10 – 19 – – –
Age 20 – 29 – – –
Age 30 – 39 1 – 1
Age 40 – 49 – – –
Age 50 – 59 1 – 1
Age 60 – 69 – 1 1
Over age 70 – – –
Totals 2 1 3
Two (2) patients were found through contact tracing, and one (1) presented with symptoms and is unrelated to current clusters in the County. The Big Horn County Public Health Department and Indian Health Service (IHS) Public Health Nursing are tracing the contacts of these new cases. All close contacts will be notified, interviewed, and given instructions for further action if required.
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 4 2 6
Age 40 – 49 – 2 2
Age 50 – 59 2 4 6
Age 60 – 69 2 5 7
Over age 70 1 2 3
Totals 20 26 46 34 10 2

Recoveries in the County total 34. Two (2) person is deceased. Eight (8) patients are quarantining and recovering at home and two (2) patients are 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.
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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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