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Big Horn County reports COVID-19 deaths rise to 14

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 10:10:17-04

HARDIN - Big Horn County health officials reported Wednesday the death of a county resident. The death raises the county total to 14.

The patient was a man in his 60's. He had been hospitalized prior to his death.

The Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition offers our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and the entire community of Big Horn County, the agency said in a press release.

On Tuesday, state health officials reported Big Horn County had a total of 543 coronavirus cases. There were 245 active cases in the county, according to the latest state report.

The Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition offers our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and the entire community of Big Horn County, the agency said in a press release.

"Big Horn County wants to remind all residents of the County to please stay home more often and to avoid events or gatherings," the press release states. "Also, the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Public Health ask everyone 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 (6) feet of other people, such as while taking advantage of our beautiful county, to work, recreate, or exercise."

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