Big Horn County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 08, 2020

Big Horn County reported two new COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, bringing its total to 41 since the outbreak began.

The two new cases are both men in their 60s, according to County Health Officer Rhonda Johnson.

In addition, two more Big Horn County residents have recovered from the disease, and the county has 25 active cases, according to Johnson. Three people are in the hospital, and one person has died.

The two new cases were tested through contact tracing and were symptomatic, according to Johnson.

These new cases bring Montana's total COVID-19 cases to 551. 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.

The state reported 475 recoveries from the virus and 55 active cases statewide Monday morning. It wasn't immediately clear if the two recovered cases in Big Horn County were part of the state's count.