Lincoln County reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 10:05:29-04

LIBBY — Local health officials are reporting two additional COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County.

The Lincoln County Health Department reports the new cases -- which were reported on Wednesday evening -- were both in men, one in his 30s and one in his 40s. Contact tracing is ongoing.

The health department also reports an investigation is underway into a possible cluster of COVID-19 cases in Libby.

Lincoln County had recorded nine COVID-19 cases prior to Wednesday's announcement. One death has also been reported.

The Lincoln County Health Department advises to follow the below guidelines:

  • Vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance
  • All individuals should be socially distanced from non-household members
  • All individuals should wear a cloth face covering in public spaces where social distance is not possible
  • All individuals should stay at home if they are sick
  • All individuals should continue to wash hands frequently with soap and water and when unavailable, use hand sanitizer.

Anyone with questions about COIVD-19 can contact the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at (406) 293-6295.