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Second Gallatin County coronavirus case confirmed

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 21:27:49-04

On Tuesday, a second positive case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in a person living in Gallatin County by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD).

According to Health Officer Matt Kelley, a man in his 20s returned, with symptoms, to Montana from Europe on March 12. Test results were confirmed on March 17. Kelley said in a press release that the man is in good condition at home.

Kelley also stressed that the man was "diligent in self-isolating and that saved many potential contacts and exposures."

"It drives home why it's so important that when people are sick they hunker down in their homes and seek medical care,” Kelley said.

Read the full press release here.

This is a developing story.