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Big Horn County reports 4th COVID-19 case

Total active cases in Montana now 21
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Posted at 3:51 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 18:35:59-04

Big Horn County reported a new COVID-19 case Monday afternoon, bringing the county's total to four, according to the health department.

The new case is a woman in her 20s who is recovering at home. The previous cases were a man in his 40s, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 50s. Two of those patients have recovered, and the third is recovering at home.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Public Health Nursing and the Big Horn County Public Health Department have begun tracing the contacts of this new case. As with previous cases, all close contacts will be notified, interviewed, and given instructions for further action if required.

Because of limited testing, people not named close contacts and are not sick should not go to the doctor seeking a test, county health officials said.

This new cases brings the total in Montana to 460 but has not been counted on the state's map of cases . One new case was reported Monday morning in Jefferson County .

This new case brings the total number of active cases in Montana to 21. Sixteen people have died statewide, and 423 people have recovered.