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Montana COVID-19 map. Photo by Montana Department of Health and Human Services.
Montana COVID-19 map
As of March 25, 2020. Graphic source: Montana Department of Health and Human Services

Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force. Photo by Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force.
Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force
Lincoln County has first positive COVID-19 case
by LibbyMT.com
March 26, 2020

Lincoln County, in northwest Montana, has received its first positive case of COVID-19, according to a media release from the Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force. They did not say which area or town the person was from, but indicated the person was is in their 70s and had recently engaged in domestic out-of-state travel. This brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Montana to 71. The most incidents as of March 25th are in Gallatin County, with 24. Yellowstone County has 13 cases. There has only been 1 hospitalization and there have been 0 deaths.

Montana cases as of March 25, 2020:
Gallatin County 24
Yellowstone County 13
Missoula County 6
Cascade County 5
Flathead County 5
Silver Bow County 4
Lewis & Clark County 4
Madison County 2
Broadwater County 2
Jefferson County - 1
Ravalli County - 1
Roosevelt County 1
Hill County 1
Glacier County - 1
Lincoln County - 1

Here is the media release from the Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force:
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Lincoln County Health Department received notice that Lincoln County has a positive test for novel coronavirus. The individual is in their 70s and had engaged in domestic out-of-state travel.

The Lincoln County Task Force is pleased with the response of the community's medical and emergency service teams. "At this time, all indications are that our EMS and hospital personnel were well prepared for this event," stated Dr. Brad Black, MD, County Health Officer. "We feel confident that our medical personnel used appropriate personal protective equipment and were able to minimize potential exposure."

The health department is investigating and will be providing additional information as it is available.

For questions about COVID-19, please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at (406) 293-6294. Hours of operation are 8am - 8pm 7 days a week.



Related Links
  • 1st positive case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, Montana - Press release, March 25, 2020
  • Lincoln County, Montana COVID-19 information - Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force
  • Montana COVID-19 - Montana Department of Health and Human Services
  • Map of current COVID-19 cases in Montana
  • CDC COVID-19 Information - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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