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Butte-Silver Bow has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19

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The cases are represented by one male and one female. Both are in their 20’s.

 

 

Health Officer Karen Sullivan said the cases are related to travel, with the Butte-Silver Bow residents traveling out of state and returning with symptoms. Upon their return to Butte, both individuals sought testing and quarantined.

 

An investigation to determine contacts of the two individuals is under way. Close contacts of the individuals are being notified by the Health Department, and the department will work with those contacts on next steps.

 

 

The cases are the first in Butte-Silver Bow since the county saw its last confirmed case March 28.

 

With cases rising in Montana, Sullivan advised Butte-Silver Bow residents to take simple precautions, such as being socially distant from others and wearing a mask when appropriate physical distance is not possible.

 

 

Community-wide testing for COVID-19 is occurring in Butte-Silver Bow, at the Butte Plaza Mall (in front of the former Herberger’s store) Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All who are asymptomatic are welcomed.

 

 

Those who have symptoms are asked to seek testing at Southwest Montana Community Health Center, 445 Centennial Ave. in Butte. Symptoms, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Those who are experiencing more severe symptoms are asked to seek emergency medical care immediately. These symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face.

 



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