With no new positive cases reported Tuesday in Ravalli County, Public Health is now working with 8 active cases and their contacts. Joseph Hopkins reported that two of those infected are hospitalized and the rest are in isolation or in quarantine. Yesterday, Public Health canceled the main part of September's Ravalli County Fair. Officials made the decision considering an expectation of increased attendance and that gathering in large groups poses a serious health threat. Meanwhile, MSU Extension agents and the Health Department are working to develop a plan to allow FFA and 4H events for the kids in a limited show and competition.

A reminder that one of the Montana "Community Snapshot" testings will be in Hamilton Thursday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hamilton High School parking lot on Fairgrounds Road. This is for Ravalli County people over the age of 12 who do not have any symptoms. Follow the signs and the Public Health nurses, stay in your car and you will be self-testing with a nasal swab. A nurse will instruct you.

Statewide Tuesday, Montana had another triple-digit report day with 109 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 34. There are over a thousand active cases right now, with 29 people in the hospital. Most new positive tests were from Yellowstone County with 32, Lake County with 27, Gallatin County with 13 and Flathead County with 9. Missoula had one new case reported Tuesday morning.