17 of those positive cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, as of Thursday, August 27th. The GOOD news is: there are NO current hospitalizations.

Numbers and details stated here are taken directly from the Healthy Gallatin website, the official COVID-19 dashboard of the Gallatin City County Health Department.

The quick numbers from the GCCHD on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 are:

  • 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (in the last 24 hours)
  • A cumulative total of 1,072.
  • There are 44 confirmed active cases
  • No current hospitalizations
  • There have been a total of 1,025 people recovered in Gallatin County
  • Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.
  • To date there have been 18 hospitalizations (but NO current hospitalizations)
  • Over 19,300 people have been tested in Gallatin County (1,072 positive to date)

Anyone with a laboratory confirmed case of the disease will be required to isolate until they are no longer contagious, typically 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

Now that school is back in session (full time or blended, depending on the location and age of the student), some additional concerns have cropped up among parents and community members.

What happens when someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19 is at school? According to the GCCHD:

In most instances, a single case of COVID-19 in a school would not warrant closing the entire school.

Community spread and how much contact the person with COVID-19 had with others, as well as when such contact took place, will be considered.

You can check daily case counts, hospitalizations, testing numbers and recovered numbers anytime on the handy GCCHD COVID-19 dashboard.