Are bug fixes available as patches

I have recently reported a bug in the Save option for Libre Office and the bug has been fixed. Are such fixes available as a patch or is it necessary to download the entire LO again? And if I have received notification that the bug has been fixed, does that guarantee that the fix will be in the current download>

There are no seperate patches for bug fixes available. The bug will be fixed in the version they told you or newer which is not the current download.

Minor addendum: The bug fixes are available if a user wishes to create/sync their own git repository to master and compile the source themselves.

Thanks for the info. No version was mentioned in the notification, so I guess I just wait until a new version appears.

The working version should show up in the latest comments of your bug as tested or commit.