Two new Hill County COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday night
Officials urge people to continue to take precautions
Last updated 7/29/2020 at 8:18am
Updated 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hill County Tuesday night.
The Hill County Health Department reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that two cases were confirmed, a person in their 40s and a teenager.
At 6:50 p.m., Rocky Boy Health Center posted on its Facebook page that it had as of 3 p.m. Tuesday confirmed two new cases, bringing the total confirmed at the center to 35 cases.
Cases confirmed at the center may be of people who live on or off the reservation tested at the center. The numbers are included in the totals reported by the Chouteau and Hill county health departments, depending on the county where the person with the confirmed case lives.
The Hill County Health Department reported the county now has 42 total cases, 28 active and 14 recovered.
The map at its 10 a.m. update, before the Hill County cases were reported, listed 94 new cases confirmed Monday and the death toll for Montana had climbed to 51. The state had a total of 3,475 confirmed cases as of the 10 a.m. update.
Blaine County Health Department reported Tuesday the last of its confirmed cases is now recovered.
Blaine County has seven recovered cases, all confirmed in July.
Chouteau County has two active and one recovered case, also all confirmed in July.
One of Hill County's cases was confirmed in March, the rest in July.
Liberty County has one recovered case, confirmed in March.
Health departments and the state government as well as agencies like the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people the virus is still out there and they need to take precautions to avoid acquiring the disease or spreading it to others.