Fourth COVID-19 case reported in Stillwater County

Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Stillwater County’s COVID-19 cases reached four Sunday afternoon, with news of an additional positive test.

The case involves a resident who was infected by community spread while in another county. The resident is doing well and is quarantined at home — bringing to a total two active cases in the county and two recovered cases.

Community spread is defined as the virus being spread through contact with an infected individual. Contact is defined as being within 6-feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, said Stillwater Billings Community Health Nurse Natasha Sailer.

STAY VIGILANT

Sailer said the fourth case is proof that the virus is “here and growing” and the need for vigilant hand-washing, covering of the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing is more important then ever. So is staying away from work and public places whensick.

“Remember that there are many cases outside of our county and those areas close to us (Yellowstone, Gallatin, Carbon counties),” said Sailer. “Be mindful of your travel to communities in these locations and who you are around.”

STATEWIDE

As of Wednesday, June 24, there had been 766 confirmed cases in Montana with 174 of those considered active. There have been 21 deaths, 571 people recovered, 17 active hospitalizations and 77,066 tests administered.

This week also brought the 21 st COVID-19 death. The latest involved a Yellowstone County resident that was reported by RiverStone Health.

Governor Bullock has set a goal of 60,000 tests being administered each week.