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Butte-Silver Bow Health Department: 5 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 14:07:34-04

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning.

The new cases were confirmed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 through mid-day Thursday, Sept. 3.
The new cases include:
• a female in her teens
• two males in their teens
• two females in their 20s

The Health Department has determined that one of the cases is a household contact to another case. The four other cases remain under investigation.

The new cases bring to a total of 120 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13.

The Health Department is managing 11 active cases. An estimated 90 people 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.