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Big Horn County reporting 8 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 10:21:37-04

Big Horn County reported eight new COVID-19 cases Wednesday afternoon, bringing its cumulative total to 104.

Six had symptoms, while two others were asymptomatic and tested because of contact with previous cases, according to a news release from Big Horn County Health Officer Rhonda Johnson.

The cases include two women in their 20s, a man in his 30s, two women in their 40s, two men in their 40s and a woman in her 70s.

One more person was admitted to the hospital, bringing total hospitalizations in Big Horn County to four.

Big Horn County now has 37 active cases, and 63 people have recovered. Four have died.

One patient in her 20s previously has been removed from Big Horn's count because she lives in a different county, according to Johnson.

County health officials recommend anyone who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 to contact a nurse to determine if they need a test.

People should contact IHS Public Health Nursing at (406) 638-3478 or Big Horn County Public Health at (406) 665-8720.