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COVID-19 in Montana (Friday September 18)

224 new cases, 3 new deaths
COVID-19 in Montana (Friday September 18)
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Posted at 10:17 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 13:03:53-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 224 new cases and three new deaths added to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking site on Friday morning. The 224 new cases is the most reported in one day in Montana. The data below is from the official Montana website on September 18:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 9,871 cumulative cases statewide, with 7,500 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 105 patients hospitalized, and a total of 555 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 2,225 active cases in Montana.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Montana is 146, an increase of three since yesterday.
  • TESTING: The number of new tests is 3,256; the cumulative total of tests since March is now 298,555.

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 updates that are not yet included in the state's daily updates.

As COVID-19 new cases accumulate daily in Montana, some people have asked what constitutes a recovery in official reports, and how that factors into the counting of active cases. Click here for details.



CASCADE COUNTY: Cascade County has reported a cumulative total of 500 cases, an increase of 17 from yesterday. Of those, 253 are listed as recovered, 242 are currently listed as active, and five people have died.

Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said on Sunday that there are 37 new COVID-19 cases at the Cascade County detention center; click here for details.

Alluvion Health in Great Falls is continuing to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at Montana ExpoPark. The entrance is along 3rd Street NW. It is located in the Family Living Center until October 1st. The testing is open to anyone - asymptomatic, symptomatic, high risk, and direct contacts. The drive through is open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. For more information, call Alluvion at 406-454-6973.



GLACIER COUNTY: Blackfeet Covid-19 Incident Command said on Thursday evening that public health officials have identified the Babb/St. Mary communities as a COVID-19 outbreak area. All residents of these communities have been placed under a mandatory 14 day quarantine, excluding essential employees, effective immediately.

The quarantine and isolation orders under Ordinance 121 are in full effect and will be enforced. All residents are asked to please follow the quarantine/isolation orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you need food and/or cleaning supplies or medication, please contact the Blackfeet Fire Cache at 338-2946. If you have any questions, call the Community Health Department at 406-338-6191.

As of Friday, Glacier County has reported a cumulative total of 175 cases. Of those, 145 are listed as recovered, 29 are currently listed as active, and one person has died.



SCHOOLS: Governor Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that the state will be posting information online about positive COVID-19 cases in schools; click here for details. He announced last week a new set of protocols to help Montana schools deal with potential and confirmed cases. Click here to read more.



CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases.

The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, and influenza; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to read the complete report on the CDC website.



COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Flathead County Cases
782 Total | 39 New | 144 Active

Missoula County Cases
553 Total | 39 New | 117 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
2,708 Total | 31 New | 841 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
126 Total | 25 New | 87 Active

Rosebud County Cases
554 Total | 19 New | 204 Active

Cascade County Cases
500 Total | 17 New | 242 Active

Big Horn County Cases
823 Total | 9 New | 143 Active

Gallatin County Cases
1,185 Total | 6 New | 47 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
221 Total | 5 New | 22 Active

Glacier County Cases
175 Total | 4 New | 29 Active

Hill County Cases
129 Total | 4 New | 27 Active

Jefferson County Cases
52 Total | 4 New | 8 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
197 Total | 3 New | 65 Active

Toole County Cases
69 Total | 3 New | 8 Active

Lake County Cases
254 Total | 2 New | 41 Active

Ravalli County Cases
122 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Stillwater County Cases
51 Total | 2 New | 12 Active

Blaine County Cases
16 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Custer County Cases
92 Total | 1 New | 17 Active

Fallon County Cases
5 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Liberty County Cases
16 Total | 1 New | 9 Active

Meagher County Cases
24 Total | 1 New | 16 Active

Musselshell County Cases
32 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

Phillips County Cases
117 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

Powder River County Cases
3 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Sanders County Cases
44 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Valley County Cases
53 Total | 1 New | 0 Active

COUNTIES WITH NO NEW CASES
Beaverhead County Cases
76 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Broadwater County Cases
17 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Carbon County Cases
106 Total | 0 New | 9 Active

Chouteau County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Daniels County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Dawson County Cases
67 Total | 0 New | 15 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
88 Total | 0 New | 50 Active

Fergus County Cases
53 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Garfield County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Granite County Cases
22 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Lincoln County Cases
104 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Madison County Cases
97 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

McCone County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Mineral County Cases
2 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Park County Cases
86 Total | 0 New | 12 Active

Pondera County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Powell County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Prairie County Cases
1 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Richland County Cases
71 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Sheridan County Cases
7 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
37 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Teton County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Treasure County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Wheatland County Cases
8 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Wibaux County Cases
8 Total | 0 New | 0 Active