The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports an increase of 15 positive tests for COVID-19 in Montana Saturday. The June 13th mid-morning daily report said the cases were spread among seven counties. Gallatin County had 5, Lake County with 3, Yellowstone and Custer Counties - both with 2, and 1 positive each in Big Horn, Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Montana had has 588 COVID-19 positive tests so far, with 18 deaths and 510 recoveries. There are currently 60 active cases - 7 active hospitalizations and over 58,000 people have been tested.

In Ravalli County, Karyn Johnston of Public Health said the new positive confirmed test is a male in his 30s and the infection is travel-related. There is another "presumptive positive" test in a female in her 30s, who was a contact to a previous positive case. That result needs to be confirmed by the State Lab. Johnston said all infected are isolated and that their contacts are in quarantine. She urged the public to continue social distancing, wash your hands and surfaces, wear masks and avoid gathering in groups of 50 or more without proper distancing. COVID-19 questions can be answered at the Ravalli County website or by calling 375-6672.