Big Horn County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 7:04 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 21:04:33-04

According to a release from Big Horn County Public Information Office, 14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Sunday.

All 14 of the newly-confirmed cases presented with symptoms when tested. Eleven likely contracted the virus through community spread, as there are no known contacts with previously-confirmed positive cases at this time. Three patients were tested as a result of contact with previously-confirmed positive patients.

The new cases are three males age 10-19, four females in their 20s, two males in their 20s, two females in their 30s, one male and one female in their 50s and one female in their 60s.

There are currently 20 hospitalizations in Big Horn County. There are 263 recoveries and 13 people have passed away. Of the 285 active cases, 265 patients are quarantining and recovering at home.