GREAT FALLS — There are 32 new COVID-19 cases reported across the state since Friday, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.
The state conducted 1,108 new tests since Friday's update, for a cumulative total of 69,530 tests.
There are currently 10 hospitalizations as of Saturday; there have been a total of 85 to date. There are a currently 130 confirmed active cases in Montana, with 548 people listed as recovered.
Gallatin County reported the most new cases with seven, followed by five in Yellowstone County. There were four new cases in Rosebud County, three in Carbon County, and two each in Toole County, Bighorn County, and Missoula County.
The number of deaths remains at 20. There have been six deaths in Toole County, three in Yellowstone County, two in Cascade County, and two in Flathead County. The other deaths have been reported in Big Horn, Gallatin, Lincoln, Madison, and Missoula counties.
Cascade County officials reported one new confirmed case on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in Cascade County to four. The City-County Health Department in Great Falls says that two of the cases confirmed last weekend were likely community-acquired; the newest case is likely due to travel, according to the CCHD. There have now been 21 confirmed cases in Cascade County, and two deaths. The CCHD addressed community concerns about the lack of details provided to the public regarding COVID-19 patients - click here to read the complete article.
Free drive-through testing is available in Great Falls in the parking lot of the former Westgate Mall, located at 3rd Street NW. Click here for details.
Custer County health officials said Thursday they are "strongly recommending" the county return to phase one of the governor's reopening plan for two weeks because of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Moving back to phase one means reducing capacity in bars and restaurants back to 50 percent, reducing the size of larger gatherings - including athletic and community events and assemblies - and other restrictions.
Here are the new cases reported on Saturday morning:
Gallatin County 204 Total Cases | 7 New Cases
Yellowstone County 120 Total Cases | 5 New Cases
Rosebud County 7 Total Cases | 4 New Cases
Carbon County 13 Total Cases | 3 New Cases
Big Horn County 55 Total Cases | 2 New Cases
Missoula County 48 Total Cases | 2 New Cases
Toole County 31 Total Cases | 2 New Cases
Cascade County 21 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Custer County 21 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Dawson County 1 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Glacier County 7 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Park County 9 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Ravalli County 18 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
Richland County 6 Total Cases | 1 New Cases