Butte-Silver Bow Health Department reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 10:41 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:41:19-04

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department announced Monday morning there are nine new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The new cases were confirmed beginning Friday, July 31 through morning Monday, Aug. 3.

The new cases include:

  • a female under the age of 10
  • a female and male in their teens
  • two females and one male in their 20s
  • a female in her 50s
  • a male in his 60s
  • a male in his 70s

The Health Department has determined that two of the cases are contacts to another case, two are household contacts, one is travel-associated, and one is community-acquired.

Three of the cases remain under investigation to determine, if possible, the cause.

In all of the new cases, local health officials are following up with all individuals identified as close contacts.

The new cases bring to a total 74 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13. The Health Department is managing 37 active cases.

The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department’s numbers related to COVID-19 and the map data featured by the state of Montana do not exactly match up, as cases are being confirmed quickly and several cases are coming out of isolation.