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COVID-19 in Montana (Thursday October 15)

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 13:54:10-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 735 new cases and five new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Thursday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on October 15:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 20,933 cumulative cases statewide, with 12,854 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 301 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 959 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 230.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 7,849 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: There were 5,253 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 419,832.

The counties reporting the most new cases today are: Yellowstone 137; Glacier 85; Cascade 83; Flathead 79; Gallatin 71.

Based on additional data from county public health departments, MTN News is reporting the following information for Thursday:

  • Deaths: 246 (+16 from state)
  • Total Cases: 21,375 (+442 from state)
  • Active 7,385: (-464 from state)
  • Recoveries: 13,744 (+890 from state)

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.

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.

Governor Steve Bullock will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today to talk about efforts supporting the Tribal Nations in Montana and provide an update on testing capacity. Dr. Bridget Brennan, the Chief Medical Officer at Benefis Health System in Great Falls, will provide an update on hospital capacity.





COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES TODAY
Yellowstone County Cases
4,696 Total | 137 New | 1,701 Active

Glacier County Cases
763 Total | 85 New | 599 Active

Cascade County Cases
1,261 Total | 83 New | 578 Active

Flathead County Cases
2,286 Total | 79 New | 1,264 Active

Gallatin County Cases
2,081 Total | 71 New | 342 Active

Hill County Cases
454 Total | 23 New | 215 Active

Missoula County Cases
1,470 Total | 23 New | 593 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,091 Total | 19 New | 164 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
528 Total | 18 New | 276 Active

Carter County Cases
26 Total | 16 New | 17 Active

Lincoln County Cases
224 Total | 16 New | 115 Active

Ravalli County Cases
278 Total | 16 New | 91 Active

Custer County Cases
169 Total | 13 New | 54 Active

Valley County Cases
213 Total | 13 New | 94 Active

Fergus County Cases
146 Total | 12 New | 80 Active

Blaine County Cases
165 Total | 10 New | 86 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
222 Total | 8 New | 46 Active

Phillips County Cases
139 Total | 7 New | 12 Active

Carbon County Cases
188 Total | 6 New | 50 Active

Richland County Cases
172 Total | 6 New | 99 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
705 Total | 6 New | 325 Active

Sheridan County Cases
40 Total | 6 New | 14 Active

Jefferson County Cases
117 Total | 5 New | 34 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
395 Total | 5 New | 130 Active

Stillwater County Cases
129 Total | 5 New | 53 Active

Teton County Cases
64 Total | 5 New | 25 Active

Dawson County Cases
141 Total | 4 New | 54 Active

Granite County Cases
45 Total | 4 New | 23 Active

Lake County Cases
376 Total | 4 New | 128 Active

Meagher County Cases
47 Total | 4 New | 8 Active

Broadwater County Cases
29 Total | 3 New | 12 Active

Chouteau County Cases
50 Total | 2 New | 13 Active

Daniels County Cases
13 Total | 2 New | 2 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
273 Total | 2 New | 105 Active

Mineral County Cases
11 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Park County Cases
163 Total | 2 New | 41 Active

Pondera County Cases
122 Total | 2 New | 33 Active

Rosebud County Cases
711 Total | 2 New | 43 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
12 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Liberty County Cases
28 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

Madison County Cases
127 Total | 1 New | 9 Active

McCone County Cases
36 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Powell County Cases
28 Total | 1 New | 16 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
58 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

Toole County Cases
289 Total | 1 New | 137 Active

Wheatland County Cases
54 Total | 1 New | 35 Active

Wibaux County Cases
36 Total | 1 New | 14 Active

COUNTIES REPORTING NO NEW CASES TODAY
Fallon County Cases
27 Total | 0 New | 9 Active

Garfield County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

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

Musselshell County Cases
49 Total | 0 New | 13 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Powder River County Cases
39 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Prairie County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 24 Active

Sanders County Cases
82 Total | 0 New | 34 Active

Treasure County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 2 Active