Custer County reports first COVID-19 case

Posted at 9:31 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 11:33:16-04

MILES CITY — Custer County has reported its first positive test for COVID-19.

The case involves an out-of-state worker whose results came back Tuesday from the state lab in Helena.

According to a press release from the Custer County-Miles City Unified Health Command, the person was infected in their home state and Montana health officials have notified anyone who they may have come in contact with.

Officials also noted there is no evidence at this time of community-based transmission in Custer County.

The release states that because it's an out-of-state resident the case will likely not be included in Montana's overall COVID-19 count.