The Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have confirmed that there is no coronavirus in Gallatin County.
Communicable Disease Epidemiologist with Montana DPHHS provided details on Friday afternoon.
“Today in Bozeman we got the news that our testing for the patient under investigation for novel coronavirus that the testing from CDC came back negative,” said Anderson. “We’re relieved that we still do not have a case in Montana. We’re up to 15 cases total in the United States and all but two of those cases are associated with direct travel to the Wuhan area of mainland China. The remaining two are individuals who are considered in close personal contact to a case. It’s really not unexpected because of the close contact that they had, so at this date we have 15 cases in the U.S.”
Anderson said the virus has a new name Cov 19.
“We’re keeping track of the situation globally and what we’re seeing is that the majority of the cases and the sustained transmission of the novel coronavirus, now called Cov 19 is still concentrated in China,” she said. “While they have a lot of cases there and there