GREAT FALLS — As of Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m., there have been a total of 365 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana. There have been six deaths to date (source/map). There have been three deaths in Toole County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, and Missoula County.
There have now been 41 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 29 of those are considered "active hospitalizations. There has been a total 165 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 8,297 tests for COVID-19, including 437 tests since yesterday's update.
Here are the counties with new confirmed since Thursday:
- Gallatin County: 134 Total Cases | 6 New
- Carbon County: 6 Total Cases | 3 New
- Yellowstone County: 55 Total Cases | 3 New
- Big Horn County: 1 Total Cases | 1 New
- Lewis & Clark County: 16 Total Cases | 1 New
- Missoula County: 26 Total Cases | 1 New
Current total number of cases in counties with no new cases since Thursday:
- Beaverhead County: 1 Total Cases
- Broadwater County: 4 Total Cases
- Cascade County: 12 Total Cases
- Deer Lodge County: 3 Total Cases
- Flathead County: 34 Total Cases
- Glacier County: 3 Total Cases
- Hill County: 1 Total Cases
- Jefferson County: 2 Total Cases
- Lake County: 5 Total Cases
- Liberty County: 1 Total Cases
- Lincoln County: 7 Total Cases
- Madison County: 8 Total Cases
- Meagher County: 1 Total Cases
- Musselshell County: 1 Total Cases
- Park County: 7 Total Cases
- Ravalli County: 3 Total Cases
- Richland County: 2 Total Cases
- Roosevelt County: 2 Total Cases
- Silver Bow County: 11 Total Cases
- Stillwater County: 1 Total Cases
- Toole County: 18 Total Cases
The official COVID-19 website for Montana is now being updated just once per day, rather than twice. Updates are scheduled to post at about 10 a.m. every day. Another change is that the website now includes the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Montana.
CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS: Governor Steve Bullock said on Tuesday that he is ordering the extension of the "stay at home" order designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana. The original order was issued on March 26 and runs through Friday, April 10. The extension will now last through Friday, April 24.
Bullock also said on Tuesday that public K-12 schools across the state will remain closed through April 24. Other directives previously issued by the governor have also been extended through April 24, including the closure of bars, casinos, and other non-essential businesses; the closure of dine-in service for restaurants; the temporary suspension of evictions and foreclosures; and prohibiting for now shutting off of utilities for nonpayment. RELATED: What businesses are considered "essential?
Bullock also recommended that Montanans wear cloth face masks when they're out in public, such as in grocery stores and pharmacies. He also extended the order requiring incoming travelers to Montana to enter into a 14-day self-quarantine.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide numbers as of Friday morning are: 1,631,310 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 98,401 deaths; and 365,722 patients have recovered.
The U.S. numbers are: 473,093 confirmed cases; 17,836 deaths; and 26,570 patients have recovered.
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