COVID19 outbreak sickens nearly a dozen people in western Montana

A COVID19 outbreak has sickened nearly a dozen people in a western Montana county. Ravalli County health officers are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases traced back to a man in his 50?s who may have caught the virus while traveling, and officials say seven others who had contact with this patient also tested positive for the virus. All, between the ages of 10 and 60, are isolated at home, the state health department reported Wednesday. Officials said more than 30 others who had contact with the infected patients have been identified and are in quarantine.


Gov. Steve Bullock announced this week that the state would enter a second phase of reopening on June 1, including lifting a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors and allowing more people into bars and restaurants.