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COVID-19 in Montana (Friday October 23)

863 new cases and 4 new deaths
COVID-19 in Montana (Friday October 23)
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Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 14:01:35-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 863 new cases and 4 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 23:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 26,503 cumulative cases statewide, with 16,611 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 351 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,170 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 282.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 9,610 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: There were 8,154 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 461,000.

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 health departments, MTN News reports the following:

  • Deaths: 300 (+18 from state)
  • Recoveries: 17,995 (+1384 from state)
  • Active: 8,795 (-815 from state)
  • Total Cases: 27,090 (+587 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.



Great Falls Clinic posted the following message on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon: "Today we are at 100% capacity. Although we do not have an ICU, we have four special care beds, all of which are full with COVID-19 patients. Benefis has reached 113% capacity. Benefis ICU is also full with 21 patients, 19 of those patients have COVID-19." As of Friday morning, there have been 14 deaths due to COVID in Cascade County; there are currently 859 active cases and 823 recovered cases in Cascade County.





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COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Yellowstone County Cases
5,740 Total | 183 New | 1,976 Active

Gallatin County Cases
2,618 Total | 118 New | 554 Active

Missoula County Cases
1,935 Total | 89 New | 763 Active

Flathead County Cases
2,885 Total | 62 New | 859 Active

Cascade County Cases
1,688 Total | 61 New | 859 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
777 Total | 38 New | 518 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
514 Total | 31 New | 147 Active

Hill County Cases
673 Total | 28 New | 370 Active

Stillwater County Cases
187 Total | 22 New | 77 Active

Valley County Cases
310 Total | 22 New | 145 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
386 Total | 21 New | 125 Active

Fergus County Cases
192 Total | 20 New | 76 Active

Ravalli County Cases
391 Total | 15 New | 203 Active

Glacier County Cases
841 Total | 14 New | 645 Active

Custer County Cases
245 Total | 11 New | 90 Active

Dawson County Cases
196 Total | 11 New | 72 Active

Blaine County Cases
266 Total | 10 New | 144 Active

Park County Cases
214 Total | 8 New | 52 Active

Lake County Cases
492 Total | 7 New | 210 Active

Musselshell County Cases
88 Total | 7 New | 40 Active

Powder River County Cases
54 Total | 7 New | 11 Active

Richland County Cases
247 Total | 7 New | 155 Active

Sheridan County Cases
61 Total | 7 New | 22 Active

Broadwater County Cases
58 Total | 6 New | 38 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
69 Total | 6 New | 15 Active

Teton County Cases
81 Total | 6 New | 27 Active

Treasure County Cases
17 Total | 6 New | 7 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
252 Total | 5 New | 27 Active

Chouteau County Cases
84 Total | 5 New | 37 Active

Lincoln County Cases
272 Total | 5 New | 72 Active

Carbon County Cases
220 Total | 4 New | 39 Active

Meagher County Cases
61 Total | 4 New | 14 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
875 Total | 4 New | 426 Active

Rosebud County Cases
742 Total | 3 New | 57 Active

Madison County Cases
154 Total | 2 New | 27 Active

Phillips County Cases
159 Total | 2 New | 22 Active

Jefferson County Cases
141 Total | 1 New | 58 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
16 Total | 1 New | 5 Active

McCone County Cases
59 Total | 1 New | 14 Active

Pondera County Cases
141 Total | 1 New | 24 Active

Prairie County Cases
32 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Toole County Cases
306 Total | 1 New | 117 Active

COUNTIES NOT REPORTING NEW CASES
Big Horn County Cases
1,225 Total | 0 New | 204 Active

Carter County Cases
46 Total | 0 New | 37 Active

Daniels County Cases
26 Total | 0 New | 13 Active

Fallon County Cases
47 Total | 0 New | 29 Active

Garfield County Cases
29 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
12 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Granite County Cases
56 Total | 0 New | 32 Active

Liberty County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Mineral County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Powell County Cases
89 Total | 0 New | 77 Active

Sanders County Cases
89 Total | 0 New | 17 Active

Wheatland County Cases
60 Total | 0 New | 28 Active

Wibaux County Cases
39 Total | 0 New | 17 Active