Big Horn County Continues to Add Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Saturday, May 30, mid-morning Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services report showed Montana with 505 coronavirus reports this year including another 12 positive tests for COVID-19 in the state. Ten of those cases in the Saturday report come from Big Horn County in eastern Montana, which in the last week increased their positive case count to 28 total. None of those positive tests led to hospitalization. Only two people are hospitalized in Montana as of Saturday. There was another positive test in Gallatin County, bringing its total so far to 151 and a positive test in Yellowstone County makes their total 91. Missoula remains at 40 with one new positive test this past week, and Ravalli County remains at 13. The Associated Press reports that Big Horn County conducted a surveillance test of of 1,600 people this past week. George Real Bird III said the six positive results reported Friday were not connected to those tests.
Health officials are urging people to continue social distancing, wear facemasks in public and wash your hands. Montana enters Phase Two of the slow opening of the state on Monday, June 1. Montana officials have tested over 39,284 people for the virus.