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Butte-Silver Bow Health Department announces 16 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 15:05:51-04

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

The new cases were confirmed late afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 9 through mid-morning Thursday, Sept. 10.

The new cases include:
• one female under age 10
• six males in their teens
• one female in her 20s
• two males in their 20s
• three males in their 30s
• two males in their 40s
• one male in his 50s

The Health Department has determined that six of the cases are contacts to other cases and three cases remain under investigation. The remaining seven cases are part of a cluster at the Connections Corrections Program in Butte.

The new cases bring to a total of 155 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13. The Health Department is managing 39 active cases. An estimated 170 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. The state map is located at https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7c34f3412536439491adcc2103421d 4b. -30