COVID-19 outbreak reported at long-term care facility in Cascade County – KRTV Great Falls News

GREAT FALLS– The Cascade City-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Tuesday afternoon that it has actually recognized an outbreak of 6 COVID-19 cases in connection with a long-term care center in Cascade County.
Due to federal personal privacy regulations (HIPAA), the CCHD will not release the name of the facility or any other details at this time. Comparable circumstances took place at such centers in both Shelby and in Billings; in both of those cases, the facilities issued public declarations about their circumstances.

The CCHD stated in a news release that the virus that causes COVID-19 is understood to be especially harmful to older adults and other susceptible populations in long-lasting care settings. CCHD is dealing with the center in which the break out occurred to figure out and activate proper strategies for containing and avoiding further spread of COVID-19.
” Events like these, sadly, remind us that COVID-19 is still here and we still require to be vigilant in our avoidance efforts. CCHD and all of our healthcare partners in Cascade County are doing whatever in their power to include this illness– please help us keep our neighborhood, especially our susceptible population, safe,” stated Trisha Gardner, the Cascade County Health Officer.
Montana added 82 new cases to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Tuesday morning. Numbers reported by the state every day periodically vary from those reported by county public health departments due to regular lag times in reporting information to the state. The information listed below is from the official Montana site on August 4th:

OVERALL CASES & & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 4,314 cumulative cases statewide, with 2,766 people recovered.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 70 patients hospitalized. There have actually been 238 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 considering that the pandemic started.

ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are presently 1,484 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.

SCREENING: The variety of tests increased by 1,728 over the previous 24-hour reporting duration, for a brand-new cumulative state-wide total of 181,236.

DEATHS: The cumulative variety of deaths in Montana is now at 64.
The main state database reported the following info for Cascade County on Tuesday morning:

Active (current) Cases: 54
Patients Recovered: 98
Overall Deaths: 2
Cumulative Cases: 154

Here are the ages and gender of the 154 total cases: Age Female Male0 – 9: 1 110-19: 8 420-29: 21 2430-39: 5 1440-49: 12 1150-59: 12 860-69: 7 1470-79: 2 680-89: 2 2