First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Hill County

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill County Health Department and Northern Montana Hospital have just confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Hill County.

The case is a 60-year-old male who has been instructed to stay isolated until he has made a full recovery.

The health department says the man likely acquired the virus through out of state travel.

A press release says anyone in direct contact with the man over the last two weeks will get a phone call from the Hill County Health Department with instructions on how to proceed.

COVID-19 has a 14 day incubation period, which means if you have been exposed to the virus it will take a total of two weeks for you to show symptoms.

The Hill County Health Department urges everyone to continue practicing preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana.

For more information on the virus visit cdc.gov.

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