Big Horn County confirms three additional COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 18:23:28-04

Big Horn County announced three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon.

This comes after the county announced the death of a 70-year-old woman on Sunday morning.

All three cases were found as a result of contact tracing from previously confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two of the cases are symptomatic, while one is asymptomatic.

The new cases are a male under the age of 10, a female between the ages of 10-19, and a female in her 50s.

With the addition of the three positive cases, Big Horn County has reached 45 cases in the first 12 days of July, surpassing the total number of cases for the entire month of June. Big Horn County is now averaging three to four new cases per day over the last week.

Recoveries in Big Horn County still total 63. Five people have passed away due to COVID-19. Of the 51 active cases, 48 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. 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 feet of other people, such as while taking advantage of our beautiful county, to work, recreate, or exercise.