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Bullock confirms 3 new coronavirus cases in Yellowstone County, one in Roosevelt County

Montana coronavirus cases
Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 23:11:18-04

Gov. Steve Bullock confirmed Thursday four additional positive cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Montana.

  • The Yellowstone County patient is a female in their 20s.
  • The Yellowstone County patient is a male in their 20s.
  • The Yellowstone County patient is a male in their 20s.
  • The Roosevelt County patient is a female in their 70s, acquired through international travel.

Yellowstone County now has a total of five confirmed COVID-19 cases. Montana is up to 16.

The tests, conducted by the DPHHS Public Health Laboratory, were confirmed Wednesday evening.

DPHHS and the local county health departments are immediately following up to learn more details about the four individuals' exposure risk, travel history, and to identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patients.

All patients will be isolated or quarantined pursuant to public health guidelines. Those who came into close contact with the individuals will be monitored for 14 days for fever and respiratory symptoms per CDC guidance.

The number of tests performed are updated daily here: https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt [dphhs.mt.gov]