GREAT FALLS — Health officials reported 49 new COVID-19 cases across Montana Tuesday, the second-largest one-day increase since the pandemic began, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.
Missoula County reported the largest number of new cases with 20; Gallatin County reported 11 new cases; and Yellowstone County reported nine new cases.
Park County reported two new cases, and one new case was reported in each Big Horn, Carbon, Cascade, Deer Lodge, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, and Valley counties. Some of the new cases were reported in counties that previously had few infections. Meagher County previously had one case, Valley County previously had two cases, and Deer Lodge County previously had three cases.
TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have now been 967 cumulative cases statewide, and 642 people have recovered from the virus.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: There have been 101 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began; there are currently 12 patients hospitalized.
ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are 303 active COVID-19 cases in Montana, up from 288 on Monday when the state reported the largest single-day increase of new case with 56.
Yellowstone County reports the highest number of active cases with 56. There are 46 active cases in Gallatin County, and Big Horn County reports 33 active cases. Missoula County now has 44 active cases, and Flathead County has 15 active cases. Cascade County now has 12 active caes.
TESTING: The number of tests increased by 2,118 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new state-wide total of 90,861.
DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is 22. 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. Details about the most recent death are not immediately available, but it appears the state is attributing it to a case connected to Rosebud County.
GREAT FALLS: Free drive-through testing is available from Alluvion Health in the parking lot of the former Westgate Mall, located at 3rd Street NW. Click here for dates and times.
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.
NOTE: MTN is reporting one fewer total case and one fewer recovered case due to a case in Jefferson County that public health authorities report involved a patient who was not in the state.There is also a discrepancy between Gallatin County and state health officials. County health officials report three fewer active cases than state health officials. MTN is reporting the numbers provided by county health officials.
COUNTY/GENDER/AGE OF NEW CASES
|Lewis and Clark||F||30-39|