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Ravalli County traveler tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:39:45-04

HAMILTON — Ravalli County officials reported a presumptive positive case of coronavirus on Thursday afternoon.

The County is waiting on confirmation from the Montana state laboratory in Helena.

The woman is a female in her 60's and was a recent arrival from travel to Montana.

Therefore, this will not be county as a Ravalli County case.

Local health officials say that the case has been isolated and household contacts are being tested and quarantined.

Ravalli County Public Health is also conducting interviews with identified contacts to determine risk of exposure and make recommendations.

"This is an ongoing investigation and we ask the community for their patience and understanding as we work to determine exposures," health officials said in a social media posy.

Local health officials are asking people to continue to wear masks, distance, wash hands and surfaces, and to avoid gathering in groups of more than 50 people in circumstances that do not allow for appropriate physical distancing.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated the presumptive positive COVID-19 case involved a Ravalli County resident. The case involves a woman who recently traveled to Montana.

The case has been isolated and household contacts are being tested and quarantined. Public Health is conducting interviews with identified contacts to determine risk of exposure and make recommendations. This is an ongoing investigation and we ask the community for their patience and understanding as we work to determine exposures. For the health and safety of our community, Public Health continues to advise physical distancing of 6', frequent hand washing and wearing a mask in public places where the 6' distance may be difficult to maintain. In our community prevention is the treatment. S