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COVID-19 in Montana (Friday October 16)

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 16:22:55-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 665 new cases and five new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Friday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on October 16:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 21,595 cumulative cases statewide, with 13,212 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 319 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 986 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 235.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 8,148 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: There were 5,630 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 425,462.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates.

Based on additional data from county public health departments, MTN News is reporting the following:

  • Deaths: 251 (+16 from state)
  • Active: 7,701 (-447 from state)
  • Recoveries: 14,104 (+892 from state)
  • Total Cases: 22,056 (+461 from state)

It's important to note that not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who does test positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public.



The City-County Health Department in Great Falls will host a news conference at 1 p.m. on Friday; there will also be representatives from Benefis Health System, Great Falls Clinic, Alluvion Health, Malmstrom Air Force Base, City of Great Falls, Great Falls Public Schools, and the Cascade County Commission. KRTV plans to livestream the event on our website and our Facebook page.



A dire situation was laid out in a news conference on Thursday by healthcare workers. “I will put this very simply. We are experiencing a public health crisis,” warned Dr. Bridget Brennan, chief medical officer of Benefis Health System in Great Falls. “The number of positive COVID cases is rising so quickly that it is threatening to overwhelm healthcare resources in the state.” Click here for details.



The CCHD released the following information about the newest cases in Cascade County:
(1) female 0-9
(2) male 0-9
(4) female 10-19
(4) male 10-19
(6) female 20-29
(3) male 20-29
(5) female 30-39
(2) male 30-39
(2) female 40-49
(3) male 40-49
(4) female 50-59
(6) male 50-59
(3) male 60-69
(1) female 70-79
(1) male 70-79





COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES TODAY
Yellowstone County Cases
4,832 Total | 135 New | 1,837 Active

Flathead County Cases
2,347 Total | 61 New | 1,231 Active

Cascade County Cases
1,308 Total | 47 New | 538 Active

Gallatin County Cases
2,123 Total | 43 New | 384 Active

Missoula County Cases
1,512 Total | 42 New | 524 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
553 Total | 25 New | 301 Active

Lake County Cases
400 Total | 24 New | 152 Active

Valley County Cases
236 Total | 23 New | 111 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
295 Total | 22 New | 127 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,111 Total | 21 New | 183 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
725 Total | 20 New | 343 Active

Ravalli County Cases
297 Total | 19 New | 110 Active

Blaine County Cases
182 Total | 17 New | 102 Active

Richland County Cases
187 Total | 15 New | 114 Active

Glacier County Cases
776 Total | 13 New | 591 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
407 Total | 12 New | 142 Active

Custer County Cases
180 Total | 11 New | 52 Active

Musselshell County Cases
60 Total | 11 New | 24 Active

Lincoln County Cases
234 Total | 10 New | 125 Active

Pondera County Cases
132 Total | 10 New | 43 Active

Hill County Cases
463 Total | 9 New | 214 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
229 Total | 6 New | 45 Active

Park County Cases
168 Total | 6 New | 45 Active

Dawson County Cases
146 Total | 5 New | 59 Active

Fallon County Cases
32 Total | 5 New | 14 Active

Fergus County Cases
151 Total | 5 New | 85 Active

Powder River County Cases
44 Total | 5 New | 11 Active

Powell County Cases
33 Total | 5 New | 21 Active

Rosebud County Cases
716 Total | 5 New | 54 Active

Broadwater County Cases
33 Total | 4 New | 16 Active

Toole County Cases
293 Total | 4 New | 141 Active

Wheatland County Cases
58 Total | 4 New | 39 Active

Carter County Cases
28 Total | 3 New | 19 Active

McCone County Cases
39 Total | 3 New | 6 Active

Stillwater County Cases
132 Total | 3 New | 54 Active

Chouteau County Cases
52 Total | 2 New | 15 Active

Daniels County Cases
15 Total | 2 New | 4 Active

Jefferson County Cases
119 Total | 2 New | 36 Active

Carbon County Cases
189 Total | 1 New | 45 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
6 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Granite County Cases
46 Total | 1 New | 23 Active

Meagher County Cases
48 Total | 1 New | 9 Active

Sheridan County Cases
41 Total | 1 New | 14 Active

Teton County Cases
65 Total | 1 New | 26 Active

COUNTIES REPORTING NO NEW CASES TODAY
Garfield County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
12 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Liberty County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Madison County Cases
127 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Mineral County Cases
11 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Phillips County Cases
139 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Prairie County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 24 Active

Sanders County Cases
82 Total | 0 New | 34 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
58 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Treasure County Cases
0 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Wibaux County Cases
35 Total | 0 New | 14 Active