Judith Basin resident tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, July 23, 2020
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While Judith Basin County has appeared to be a nice island without any COVID-19 cases, it was an unfortunate matter of time before the contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, affected a local resident.

This individual, a gentleman in his 80s, is currently hospitalized.

The Central Montana Health District (CMHD) issued a press release late Tuesday evening, July 21, to inform news outlets of the added case in the six-county area the health district oversees, which includes Judith Basin, Petroleum, Wheatland, Golden Valley, Fergus and Musselshell Counties.

This is currently the only confirmed active COVID-19 case in the six-county area, as the other 10 cases are listed as recovered.

Additional details on the individual cannot be released due to privacy protections, but the CMHD is investigating those who have been in contact with the individual. Any persons identified through contact tracing will be contacted by a public health nurse.

Individuals are reminded by the CMHD to practice social distancing from others of at least six feet, wear a face covering, wash hands, avoid touching one’s face and sanitize surfaces and door handles.

Overall, the state of Montana currently has 1,228 active cases.