Big Horn County reports 67th COVID-19-related death

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 18:23:05-05

Big Horn County officials announced Wednesday the county's 67th COVD-19-related death.

The decedent was a man in his 70s who died Monday in a hospital.

It was the fourth COVID-related death in January.

The county’s total COVID fatality rate is 3 percent (67 deaths out of 2,238 total cases). But for people 70 and older, the fatality rate rises to 20 percent (38 deaths out of 187 total cases).

Big Horn County reported two new cases Wednesday to bring its total to 2,238. The county has 47 active cases and 2,125 recoveries.