The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

County announces case was false positive

 


Jefferson County Health Department Officials announced Thursday what had been reported as a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been determined to be a false positive test result.

The department had reported Sunday a female resident between 60 and 69 had tested positive for COVID-19.

Molly Carey of the JCHD said even though the tests that detects COVID-19 is very reliable, no test is 100% accurate all the time.

“COVID-19 is still a real threat to the health and safety of our community. We want to remind everyone to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend. If you attend events that don’t allow for physical distancing, please wear a face covering. Continue to wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are ill,” she said.

With the positive test, there are currently three confirmed cases in Jefferson County. The first two cases were reported in late March. The third case was an adult male who is a resident of the county but was diagnosed out-of-state and also contacted the virus out of state.

 

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