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COVID-19 Update for Butte-Silver Bow County

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As of Monday, September 6, there were 94 active cases of COVID-19 in the county. Eight are hospitalized. Of those 8, five are in the Intensive Care Unit and 2 of those are on ventilators.

According to Health Officer Karen Sullivan, for the epidemiological week of August 28 to September 3, the county saw 116 cases newly confirmed which averages to more that 16 cases daily. The long holiday weekend saw more cases added, with four cases confirmed Saturday, three on Sunday, and 11 cases on Monday. An additional 13 cases were added Tuesday into the late afternoon.

Of the 116 cases 57 people were not vaccinated and 43 people were. Median age range of the 116 persons in 33.5 years of age. Six persons were ineligible for the vaccine and I person was partially vaccinated with only one dose.

Of the 94 cases going into Monday evening, eight were age 17 or younger, with four of those individuals’ ineligible to be vaccinated because they’re younger than age 12.

“As previously stated, with the Delta variant to the virus in play, younger people are finding the virus and its variants – particularly Delta – a reality,” sail Sullivan. “Many people in this community have done the right thing and gotten vaccinated, but we’re seeing too many breakthrough cases for our comfort.”

Sullivan went on to say that county officials are concerned that many people who are ill are not seeking testing that would confirm the COVID-19 virus. Those seeking a test may call Southwest Montana Community Health Department at 723-4075. Testing is also available at select area pharmacies, and home tests can be purchased over the counter in local stores. Sullivan said those testing positive at home can seek guidance from the Health Department at 497-5008 or 497-5041.

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

 

Today at Highlands College, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 9, at Vaccine Sweepstakes event at the Butte Civic Center 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 11, at Farmers Market in Uptown on Park Street at 10:00 am to noon


 


 

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