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COVID-19 in Montana (Sunday, April 12)

5 new cases in Toole County
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Posted at 10:05 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 21:26:17-04

GREAT FALLS — As of Sunday morning (April 12), there have been a total of 387 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 47 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 22 of those are considered "active hospitalizations. There have been a total of 169 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 8,913 tests for COVID-19, including 332 tests since yesterday's update.

Counties with new confirmed cases since Saturday:

  • Toole County: 25 Total Cases - 5 New Cases
  • Gallatin County: 138 Total Cases - 3 New Cases
  • Missoula County: 30 Total Cases - 1 New Cases
  • Yellowstone County: 58 Total Cases - 1 New Cases

Total cases in counties with no new cases since Saturday:

  • Beaverhead County: 1
  • Big Horn County: 1
  • Broadwater County: 4
  • Carbon County: 6
  • Cascade County: 13
  • Deer Lodge County: 3
  • Flathead County: 34
  • Glacier County: 3
  • Golden Valley County: 1
  • 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
  • Richland County: 3
  • Roosevelt County: 3
  • Silver Bow County: 11
  • Stillwater County: 1

TOOLE COUNTY: FIve new cases have been confirmed in Toole County since Saturday, bringing the total to 25. The Marias Medical Center in Shelby said on March 26 that one of the residents of the Marias Heritage Center tested positive for COVID-19. Marias Heritage Center is a 38 apartment, state-licensed facility in Shelby. The next day, they said that some of the positive COVID-19 tests are from Marias Heritage Center employees. They also said: "This situation also exposed others to COVID-19 and, as such, we expect there could be other positives."

The Toole County cases are: 1 female between ages 10 and 19; 3 females between 20-29; 2 females between 30-39; 1 female between 40-49; 3 females and 1 male between 50-59; 2 females and 1 male between 60-69; 1 female and 2 males between 70-79; 5 females between 80-89; and 3 females between 90-99. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

CONTINUING COVERAGE:
Determining how many people have recovered
IRS deposits first wave of stimulus checks into bank accounts
COVID-19 update for Cascade County (Saturday, April 11)
Great Falls Job Service provides update on unemployment assistance
OPI recommends closing for remainder of school year
COVID-19: Q&A with a Great Falls physician
Toole County provides update on COVID-19 (Thursday, April 9)
Officials highlight recoveries of two COVID-19 patients in Montana