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Bullock confirms two more Montana COVID-19 cases

Posted at 8:42 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:39:20-04

BOZEMAN —

Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday morning confirmed two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Montana.

In a press release, Bullock said both patients are males in the 20s from Gallatin County.

The tests, conducted by the DPHHS Public Health Laboratory, were confirmed Wednesday morning.

"DPHHS and the local county health department is immediately following up to learn more details about the two individual’s exposure risk, travel history, and to identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patients," the press release states. "All patients will be isolated or quarantined pursuant to public health guidelines. Those who came into close contact with the individuals will be monitored for 14 days for fever and respiratory symptoms per CDC guidance."

There are now a total of 11 coronavirus patients in Montana.

The number of tests performed are updated daily here: https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt [dphhs.mt.gov]

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