Fourth COVID-19 case in Gallatin County confirmed
A fourth COVID-19 case in Gallatin County was discussed during a media briefing today by Lori Christenson, public information officer for Gallatin City-County Health Department.
This most recent case was confirmed by Gov. Steve Bullock’s office last night. Christenson said the man flew into Gallatin County from New Hampshire, but would not answer specifics regarding aircraft, his flight, or when the test was initially sent off. She did say the health department is tracking his travel history and close contacts.
Christenson confirmed during the same meeting that one COVID-19 case was discovered in Big Sky. The patient went to Big Sky Resort to ski, realized he had been exposed and was tested at Big Sky Medical Center, but he does not remain in the community.
“There is actually no one [with a known case] in Big Sky at this time,” she said.
None of Gallatin County’s COVID-19 cases have required hospitalization thus far.
Gallatin County has sent 98 tests to the state lab – but that number is continually rising as tests are sent “daily.”