Lincoln County adds 19 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 20:35:02-04

LIBBY — A spike in COVID-19 cases is being reported in northwest Montana.

The Lincoln County Health Department reported on Sunday that it received notice of an additional 19 cases of coronavirus in Libby. from 11 men and eight women.

This brings the county’s case count to 33 with 26 active cases.

The age demographics of the new cases are as follows:

  • 4 are under the age of 20
  • 6 are in their 20's
  • 5 in their 40's
  • 2 in their 50's
  • 1 in their 70's and 1 in their 80's.

Local health officials report that there are currently 12 are symptomatic and 7 are either asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases or unknown.

Eighteen of Sunday's reported cases came from people who are part of the cluster in Libby and one is from out of state travel. No hospitalizations are being reported and contact tracing is ongoing.

Lincoln County is reminding its citizens to continue to be diligent and remember that the following guidelines should still be observed

Vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance.

All individuals should be socially distanced from non-household members, wear masks in public spaces where social distance is not possible, and continually wash hands frequently and when unavailable, use hand sanitizer.