GREAT FALLS — As of Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m., there have been a total of 377 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 46 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 21 of those are considered "active hospitalizations. There have been a total of 169 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 8,581 tests for COVID-19, including 284 tests since yesterday's update.
Here are the counties with new confirmed since Thursday:
- Missoula County: 3 new; 29 total
- Toole County: 2 new; 20 total
- Yellowstone County: 2 new; 57 total
- Cascade County: 1 new; 13 total
- Gallatin County: 1 new; 135 total
- Golden Valley County; 1 new; 1 total
- Richland County: 1 new; 3 total
- Roosevelt County; 1 new; 3 total
Total number of cases in counties with no new cases since Friday:
- Beaverhead County: 1
- Big Horn County: 1
- Broadwater County: 4
- Carbon County: 6
- Deer Lodge County: 3
- Flathead County: 34
- Glacier County: 3
- Hill County: 1
- Jefferson County: 2
- Lake County: 5
- Lewis & Clark County: 16
- Liberty County: 1
- Lincoln County: 7
- Madison County: 8
- Meagher County: 1
- Musselshell County: 1
- Park County: 7
- Ravalli County: 3
- Silver Bow County: 11
- Stillwater County: 1
CASCADE COUNTY: There have been 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and no deaths. According to the City-County Health Department in Great Falls, eight of those patients have now recovered. Click here for more information.
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 Saturday morning are: 1,715,143 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 103,874 deaths; and 389,374 patients have recovered.
The U.S. numbers are: 501,680 confirmed cases; 18,780 deaths; and 29,191 patients have recovered. RELATED: Determining how many people have recovered
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