Big Horn County reports 37, 38th COVID-related deaths

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:05:07-04

(Update 7 p.m.) Big Horn County reported Wednesday its 37th and 38th COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The deaths were a man in his 50s who was hospitalized prior to his death and a man in his 80s who was hospitalized before his death, county officials said in a news release.

Big Horn now has 15 COVID-related deaths in October.

The county's fatality rate for COVID-19 is 2.7 percent (38 deaths out of 1,384 cases), according to the county.

In addition, Big Horn County reported 13 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday evening.

Four of those people were asymptomatic before testing, and the other nine had symptoms, according to the county.

The new cases were:

four females and two males between ages 10 and 19;
a man in his 20s;
a woman in her 30s;
a man in his 40s;
a woman and two men in their 60s;
a man over the age of 70.

Big Horn County has 275 active cases and 1,072 recoveries.