3rd COVID-19 case for Stillwater

New case is family member of juvenile from second case
Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Local community healthcare officials are reporting a third positive case of COVID-19 in Stillwater County.

The most recent positive is an adult family member of the juvenile from the second positive case.

Both the juvenile and adult relative are doing well and remain quarantined, said Stillwater Billings Clinic Community Health Nurse Natasha Sailer. The juvenile was diagnosed last weekend and determined to have contracted the virus out-of-state. The entire family has been in quarantine since the child’s diagnoses.

The case brings to a total three for Stillwater County, with two considered active.

The first involved a man in his 50s who contracted the virus in another county. That patient has since recovered.

Sailer said the state of Montana and the Centers for Disease Control have changed testing guidance again, calling for tests to be conducted on all individuals who had had more than 15 minutes of direct contact with a positive patient.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

As of Wednesday, June 17, there had been 630 confirmed cases in Montana — with 538 people having recovered and 72 cases classified as active. There have been 20 deaths and are currently five hospitalizations, according to the Governor’s Coranavirus Task Force. More than 65,500 tests have been administered.

Wednesday also brought news of 18 new cases — an increase that many believe is largely due to increased testing.