GREAT FALLS — Montana state health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.
Cascade County and Big Horn County each added three new cases, and one new case was reported in Dawson County, Lewis & Clark County, and Yellowstone County.
The City-County Health Department in Great Falls says the new Cascade County cases are a woman in her 30s and two females in their teens. These cases were found through contact tracing of previously confirmed patients.
The state-wide number of people currently hospitalized is now 15, an increase of two from the previous 24-hour reporting period. There has been a cumulative total of 91 people hospitalized. There have been 566 recovered patients.
There are 156 active cases statewide. Big Horn County has the most active cases with 28, followed by Yellowstone County with 22 active cases. Missoula County has 10 active cases; Cascade County and Lewis & Clark County each have eight active cases.
The total number of tests now stands at 73,923, an increase of 953 during the previous reporting period.
The total number of deaths is 21. There have been six deaths in Toole County, four in Yellowstone County, two in Cascade County, two in Flathead County, and two in Big Horn County. The other deaths have been reported in Gallatin, Lincoln, Madison, and Missoula counties.
Here is the county, gender, and age of new cases:
Big Horn F 30-39
Big Horn M 30-39
Big Horn M 60-69
Cascade F 30-39
Cascade F 10-19
Cascade F 10-19
Dawson M 60-69
Lwa&Clrk M 0-9
Yellowstone F 60-69
As with previous reporting of COVID-19 cases, the lack of specific information about cases - such as where a patient lives or works, or where the person may have traveled - has some people upset, but the disclosure of patient information is regulated at both the federal and the state level. Click here to read more about privacy regulations and what can/can't be released.