Big Horn County reports 67th COVID-19-related death

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 18:24:12-05

HARDIN — Big Horn County officials announced Wednesday the county's 67th COVD-19-related death.

The decedent was a man in his 70s who died Monday in a hospital.

It was the fourth COVID-related death in January.

The county’s total COVID fatality rate is 3% (67 deaths out of 2,238 total cases).

But for people 70 and older, the fatality rate rises to 20% (38 deaths out of 187 total cases).

Big Horn County reported two new cases Wednesday to bring its total to 2,238.

The county has 47 active cases and 2,125 recoveries.