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Blaine County confirms first COVID-19 case

 

Last updated 7/15/2020 at 6:30am

Blaine County Health Department has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in the county.

A release from the health department said the person with the confirmed case has been isolated and their contacts are being traced.

People who are identified as contacts will be contacted by the Blaine County Health Department or the health department in the jurisdiction of their residence, the release said.

The release said people need to practice safety to reduce the spread of the virus.

At this time, we are acutely reminded of the reason for the mitigation strategies local healht departments have been encouraging," the release said. "These strategies include wearing a mask when you cannot maintain a distance of at least 6 feet, sanitizing and disinfecting, washing your hands frequently, staying home when sick and avoiding large gatherings."

The announcement comes as a surge continues throughout the state, including 13 new cases being confirmed in Hill County from July 4 through Sunday. No new cases were confirmed in Hill County by Monday or Tuesday evenings.

Chouteau County still has not reported any confirmed cases of residents of the county, and the only case listed for Liberty County was confirmed in March.

 

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