Big Horn Co. reports 3 new COVID-19 cases at testing events

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Posted at 7:10 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 09:12:47-04

CROW AGENCY — Big Horn County health officials announced three new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday from testing at its sentinel surveillance testing event.

The three newly confirmed cases are in a woman in her 20s, a boy under the age of 10 and a man in his 20s.

All three were asymptomatic and tested positive at two testing events last week on the Crow reservation, according to Rhonda Johnson, the county's health officer.

These new cases bring Big Horn County's total positive cases to 12. All four active cases -- including the three new ones -- are recovering at home in isolation.

All contracts from the three new cases are being traced by the county, according to Johnson.

Montana now has 484 total COVID-19 cases with 23 active cases.

MTN is reporting one fewer total case and one fewer recovered case due to a case in Jefferson County that local health authorities report involved a patient who was not in the state.