Hill County Reports Record 36 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill County reported 36 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, breaking the single-day record of 34, set on October 8th.

It is the second consecutive day that Hill County has reported over 30 cases, and the sixth straight day with more than 20 new cases.

26 of the new cases announced Saturday were found through contact tracing and 10 currently have unknown exposures.

Eight of the new cases are in residents in their teens (4 males and 4 females), and 13 of the cases are in residents in their 20’s (9 males and 4 females). The other age group with more than three new cases was residents in their 50s, with five new cases (3 males, 2 females).

Hill County has now reported 541 total COVID-19 cases. 244 are active, including eight hospitalizations. 284 have recovered and 13 have died.

On Friday, Health Officer Kim Larson released a list of recommendations she wants the County to take next month if case growth does not slow dramatically. The Health Board will be reviewing and voting on the recommendations at their quarterly meeting on October 21st at 3 PM.

Meanwhile, Blaine County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Blaine County has reported 207 total COVID-19 cases. 120 are active, including eight hospitalizations. 85 have recovered and two have died.

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