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Additional COVID-19 case reported in Lincoln County

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 14:50:07-04

LIBBY — Local health officials are reporting an additional COVID-19 case in northwest Montana.

The Lincoln County Health Department reports they were notified on Friday that an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

"The individual is a with direct contact of a known positive from out of state. The health department is investigating for possible contacts," the department states in a social media post.

Lincoln County has had a total of nine confirmed COVID-19 cases, two of which are active. The first COVID-19 related death in Montana was reported in Lincoln County in March.

Local health officials note that people who have not been contacted in regards to a COVID-19 case are not considered to be a direct contact.

Residents with questions about COVID-19 can contact the COVID-19 Information Line at (406) 293-6295.