COVID Surge Hits Hi-Line

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The surge in COVID-19 that has caused record case counts throughout the country is being felt on the Hi-Line.

The Hill County Health Department was notified of 12 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, 24 between Saturday and Monday, and 18 on Tuesday. Due to the increase in cases, they are unable to reach everyone that tests positive on the day the test comes back. Therefore, those showing symptoms and awaiting results are asked to stay at home until they receive a call from the Department or have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Havre Public Schools reported one District-associated COVID case on Monday and seven on Tuesday, with all five schools being impacted.

St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic School announced Tuesday that they would be closed for the rest of the week, but did not provide any additional information.

Over in Liberty County, 20 new cases of the virus were identified over the course of Monday and Tuesday. Their Health Department is asking everyone to stay home when ill, wear a mask in public spaces regardless of vaccine status, get vaccinated and boosted if eligible, and wash hands often and frequently.

Blaine County reported seven new COVID cases on Tuesday.

In Phillips County, their Health Department reported 12 new COVID cases between January 5th and 11th.

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