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