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Butte-Silver Bow Health Department confirms 46 new COVID-19 cases (Oct. 12, 2020)

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 15:55:00-04

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department has confirmed 46 new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases were confirmed beginning Thursday, October 8 through mid-morning Monday, October 12.

The new cases include:
• two females ages 0-9
• five females and three males in their teens
• four females and seven males in their 20s
• three females and one male in their 30s
• six females and five males in their 40s
• three females and two males in their 50s
• one female and two males in their 60s
• one female and one male in their 70s

The Health Department has determined that nine cases are contacts to other cases, 17 cases are household contacts to other cases, and 10 cases are community-acquired. An additional six cases are part of a cluster.

The causes of another four cases are under investigation. The new cases bring to a total of 396 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13.

The Health Department is managing 102 active cases. An estimated 120 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.