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By Tim Leeds 

More local cases, locations of COVID-19

Blaine County 16 new cases, new case in Havre schools, exposure warning for two more bars


Last updated 10/2/2020 at 12:27pm

Blaine County has reported 16 new cases of COVID-19, a new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Havre Public Schools and the Hill County Health Department has warned people about possible exposure to the disease at two more Havre bars.

Blaine County Health Department reported that the 16 new cases takes the county to 30 active cases with one hospitalization.

Havre Public Schools said a person associated with the district was confirmed positive Thursday. The last contact that person had with the school faculty, staff and students was at Havre High School Monday, the district said.

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The Hill County Health Department said in releases Thursday that people at Tip-It Saturday, Sept. 26, between 9 p.m. and midnight and people at Magic Diamond Casino Tuesday, Sept. 29, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. may have been exposed to the illness.

"Please be vigilant in watching for symptoms," the releases said. "If symptoms do arise, please contact the Northern Montana Flu Clinic at 262-1570 to set up an appointment for evaluation and possible testing."

The releases come after the health department announced Wednesday that if people were at the Havre Elks Lodge the evening of Saturday, Sept. 26, they might have been exposed to COVID-19.

The releases said possible COVID-19 symptoms people should watch for include:

Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

"Please continue to social distance, wear your face covering, avoid large gatherings, and practice good hand hygiene to help stop the spread of COVID-19," the releases said.


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