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COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday September 15)

COVID-19 in Montana as of September 15 2020
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Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 14:44:50-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 139 new cases and two new deaths added to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking site on Tuesday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on September 15:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 9,244 cumulative cases statewide, with 7,150 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 109 patients hospitalized, and a total of 539 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 1,954 active cases in Montana.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Montana is 140, an increase of two since yesterday.
  • TESTING: The number of new tests is 2,474; the cumulative total of tests since March is now 289,368.

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 updates that are not yet included in the state's daily updates.

As COVID-19 new cases accumulate daily in Montana, some people have asked what constitutes a recovery in official reports, and how that factors into the counting of active cases. Click here for details.



Cascade County has reported a cumulative total of 463 cases, an increase of 17 from yesterday. Of those, 253 are listed as recovered, 205 are currently listed as active, and five people have died.

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls provided the following information about the new cases:

  • Two females under age 20
  • Two males under 20
  • Four women in their 20s
  • Two men in their 20s
  • One woman in her 30s
  • Two men in their 30s
  • Two men males in their 40s
  • One man in his 50s
  • One man in his 60s

Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said on Sunday that there are 37 new COVID-19 cases at the Cascade County detention center; click here for details.

Great Falls Public Schools officials hosted a news conference on Monday in response to new COVID-19 cases identified at Great Falls High School. The cases caused the district to shut down the school on Monday and Tuesday. Click here for details.

Alluvion Health in Great Falls is continuing to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at Montana ExpoPark. The entrance is along 3rd Street NW. It is located in the Family Living Center until October 1st. The testing is open to anyone - asymptomatic, symptomatic, high risk, and direct contacts. The drive through is open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. For more information, call Alluvion at 406-454-6973.





Governor Steve Bullock on Thursday announced a new set of protocols to help Montana schools know how to handle potential COVID-19 cases. The protocols cover what COVID-19 symptoms schools should check for, when someone needs to be isolated or quarantined, and when they should be allowed to return to school. They also include advice for holding sports and other extracurricular activities, and what information can be released if someone tests positive. Click here to read more.



The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases.

The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, and influenza; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to read the complete report on the CDC website.



COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Missoula County Cases
502 Total | 30 New | 65 Active

Rosebud County Cases
466 Total | 27 New | 326 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
2,536 Total | 19 New | 671 Active

Cascade County Cases
463 Total | 17 New | 205 Active

Big Horn County Cases
791 Total | 9 New | 114 Active

Gallatin County Cases
1,160 Total | 7 New | 36 Active

Flathead County Cases
736 Total | 5 New | 135 Active

McCone County Cases
19 Total | 4 New | 4 Active

Carbon County Cases
102 Total | 2 New | 7 Active

Custer County Cases
81 Total | 2 New | 10 Active

Glacier County Cases
168 Total | 2 New | 27 Active

Hill County Cases
115 Total | 2 New | 16 Active

Lake County Cases
243 Total | 2 New | 44 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
211 Total | 2 New | 12 Active

Lincoln County Cases
105 Total | 2 New | 14 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
87 Total | 2 New | 48 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
75 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Jefferson County Cases
47 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Musselshell County Cases
28 Total | 1 New | 5 Active

Ravalli County Cases
117 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

Sheridan County Cases
7 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

COUNTIES WITH NO NEW CASES
Blaine County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Broadwater County Cases
17 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Chouteau County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Daniels County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Dawson County Cases
60 Total | 0 New | 14 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
87 Total | 0 New | 54 Active

Fallon County Cases
4 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Fergus County Cases
53 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Garfield County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

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

Granite County Cases
22 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Liberty County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Madison County Cases
97 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Meagher County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Mineral County Cases
2 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Park County Cases
80 Total | 0 New | 12 Active

Phillips County Cases
116 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Pondera County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Powder River County Cases
2 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Powell County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Prairie County Cases
1 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Richland County Cases
70 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Sanders County Cases
42 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
182 Total | 0 New | 59 Active

Stillwater County Cases
49 Total | 0 New | 12 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
37 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Teton County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Toole County Cases
64 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Treasure County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Valley County Cases
52 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Wheatland County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Wibaux County Cases
8 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

COVID-19 in Montana as of September 15 2020
COVID-19 in Montana as of September 15 2020