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Big Horn County reports 50th COVID-related death

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 17:39:24-05

Big Horn County reported its 50th COVID-19-related death Monday.

The decedent was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized before he died.

It's the second COVID-related death in December, just a week into the month. The county's fatality rate is 2.5 percent, with 50 deaths out of 1,989 cases.

As of Monday, Big Horn County had a rate of 375 deaths per 100,000 population. In comparison, Yellowstone County- which has the deaths in Montana- had a rate five times lower of 76 deaths per 100,000 population.

Big Horn County Announces 50th Death from COVID-19