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Butte Health Department announces two new COVID-19 deaths

Butte – Butte-Silver Bow’s health department confirmed two additional COVID-19 deaths in Butte-Silver Bow on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. These individuals range in age from 50 to 70 years.

Butte-Silver Bow had 71 active cases of COVID-19 — with 20% of those cases aged 11 and under. The median age for all active cases is 35.

According to epidemiologist Amanda Marinovich, we have a test positivity rate of 3.95 percent and a 7-day average of 36.33 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population. The number of cases per week continues to fall, with 77 cases for the previous epi week. However, the transmission speed of Butte-Silver Bow remains high. It is recommended that we continue to use restrictive strategies such as wearing masks and social distancing in public areas.

The eligible population is larger due to the pediatric vaccine approval, therefore our percentage of fully immunized individuals has decreased from 66% to 60%. However, the number of people getting vaccinated continues to grow.

The Ministry of Health will continue to operate vaccine clinics for the eligible population. The currently scheduled clinics are as follows:

• Wednesday, November 17 in the Health Department from 4:30 to 7:00 – Pediatrics, ages 5-11

• Friday, November 20 at the Winter Bazaar and Trade Show at the Civic Center 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM – Pediatrics, Ages 5-11 and boosters for eligible adults

• Monday, November 22 in the Health Department from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Pediatrics, ages 5-11

• Tuesday, November 23 at the Health Department from 9:30 AM to 3:30 AM – boosters for eligible adults