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Doc gives virus update

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Sam Klomhaus — Enterprise Staff Writer
Friday, July 24, 2020

足球滚球比分Public and private labs across the country, including in Montana, have been overwhelmed by the number of COVID-19 tests they’ve had to run, and test results have been slow to come back as a result, Livingston HealthCare Medical Director Dr. Scott Coleman said in a video update Friday.

Coleman said there is one location in Livingston/Bozeman offering testing of asymptomatic individuals right now — the Price Rite Pharmacy in Bozeman, which is provides testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

足球滚球比分Despite the delayed results, Coleman said, the level of surveillance testing in Park County has been among the best in Montana.

The number of positive cases tested at Livingston HealthCare’s testing facility has been low, Coleman said, with the common cold making a resurgence.

Although Montana’s case number remains relatively low, Coleman said, case rates continue to go up in the state, especially in Gallatin and Yellowstone counties.

Coleman said wastewater data suggests the virus is in, or at least being carried by travelers through Livingston, so it’s important to remain vigilant.

Montana added 129 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, but none were added in Park County. Park County has reported 34 cases total during the pandemic.

足球滚球比分Park County’s three active cases would not qualify it for Montana’s mask mandate, but the Park County Health Department issued an order Wednesday saying the mandate is in effect regardless of the state’s four active case requirement.

足球滚球比分Coleman said emerging data suggests wearing a mask in an indoor setting can protect people from both transmitting and contracting the coronavirus.

“It’s a no-brainer,” Coleman said of wearing masks.

Overall, Montana has reported 3,039 total confirmed COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, crossing the 3,000-mark Friday.

足球滚球比分Montana has reported 46 deaths and 191 total hospitalizations, 56 of which are currently hospitalized.