HARDIN - Big Horn County health officials announced Thursday morning three additional deaths due to COVID-19.
With these three new deaths, the county’s death toll rises to 14.
One patient was a woman in her 40's, one was a man in his 60’s, and one was a man in his 70’s, according to a press release. All three patients had been hospitalized prior to their deaths.
Big Horn County added three additional cases on Tuesday and 15 cases on Wednesday for a total of 18, the press release states.
Of the new cases, one patient was tested as a result of contact with previously-confirmed positive patients and 17 likely contracted the virus through community spread, as there are no known contacts with previous cases at this time. One patient was asymptomatic when tested and 17 presented with symptoms.
Recoveries in Big Horn County remained at 136. Of the 240 active cases, 237 patients are quarantining and recovering at home, and three patients are hospitalized.
"Big Horn County wants to remind all residents of the County to wear a mask and social distance when outside of their homes and in public," the press release states. "Masks are required when engaged in indoor activities, such as shopping. Masks are not necessary in the event that residents are outdoors and unlikely to come within six (6) feet of other people, such as while taking advantage of our beautiful county, to work, recreate, or exercise."