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16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Butte-Silver Bow Co

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:25:07-04

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department announced 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

The new cases were confirmed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15 through mid-morning Thursday, Sept. 17.

The new cases include:
• five females in their teens
• two females in their 20s
• one female in her 30s
• two males in their 30s
• one male in his 40s
• two females in their 50s
• two females in their 60s
• one male in his 70s

The Health Department has determined that four cases are contacts to other cases, three cases are household contacts to other cases, and three cases are community-acquired. An additional case is part of a cluster at the Connections Corrections Program in Butte.

The causes of another five cases are under investigation.

The new cases bring to a total 198 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13. The Health Department is managing 63 active cases. An estimated 134 people in Butte-Silver Bow are currently quarantined and in the process of being tested.

The Health Department’s numbers related to COVID-19 and the map data featured by the state of Montana at times do not exactly match up, as cases are being confirmed quickly and several cases come out of isolation.