Big Horn Co. reports 50th COVID-related death

Posted at 3:43 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 17:43:38-05

HARDIN — Big Horn County reported its 50th COVID-19-related death Monday.

The decedent was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized before he died.

It's the second COVID-related death in December, just a week into the month.

The county's fatality rate is 2.5%, with 50 deaths out of 1,989 cases.

As of Monday, Big Horn County had a rate of 375 deaths per 100,000 population.

In comparison, Yellowstone County -- which has the most deaths in Montana -- had a rate five times lower of 76 deaths per 100,000 population.