County confirms 2nd local COVID-19 case

Sam Klomhaus and Justin Post — Enterprise Staff Writers
Monday, March 30, 2020

Park County reported a second confirmed case of the coronavirus Saturday afternoon.

Montana now has 171 cases statewide, with 67 in Gallatin County and 26 in Yellowstone County.

So far, there have been 10 hospitalizations and four deaths from the coronavirus in Montana.

Park County’s first case was reported Thursday evening. Both patients are recovering at their homes, according to the Park County Health Department. It’s unknown whether the two cases are related.

Park County’s two positive cases are identified in public records provided by the state of Montana as being one male and one female, both between the ages of 50 and 59.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Park County requested that anyone who is not a resident or essential services provider avoid traveling to the Cooke City/Silver Gate area. Per a press release, the county’s announcement is to clarify restrictions outlined by Gov. Bullock’s stay-at-home order, which went into effect Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Park County Health Department reminded residents to stay home, wash hands and surfaces and to practice social distancing.