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COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday September 22)

COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday September 22)
COVID-19 in Montana as of September 22, 2020
COVID-19 cases in Cascade County as of September 22, 2020
Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 19:04:00-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 275 new cases and three 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 22:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 10,700 cumulative cases statewide, with 7,937 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 111 patients hospitalized, and a total of 584 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 2,600 active cases in Montana.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Montana is 163, an increase of three since yesterday.
  • TESTING: The number of new tests is 2,747; the cumulative total of tests since March is now 314,009.

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 cases continue to accumulate 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: Cascade County has reported a cumulative number of 603 cases, an increase of 59 from yesterday. Of those, 261 are listed as recovered, 337 are currently listed as active, and five people have died.

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls says that "a good portion" of the 59 new cases are tied to the recent cluster at the jail, as well as to community spread and contact tracing.

Here is the gender and age range of the 59 new cases:

  • (1) female 0-9
  • (1) male 0-9
  • (4) female 10-19
  • (4) male 10-19
  • (3) female 20-29
  • (10) male 20-29
  • (1) female 30-39
  • (11) male 30-39
  • (1) female 40-49
  • (14) male 40-49
  • (1) female 50-59
  • (3) male 50-59
  • (2) female 60-69
  • (1) male 60-69
  • (1) female 70-79
  • (1) male 70-79

The CCHD said in a Facebook post: "We know this is a lot of new cases for our county. We are right around two weeks after Labor Day weekend, so we did expect an increase in case numbers. But we have also received many reports of people with mild illness going to work, school, or even parties/events, despite their symptoms. Please, send people home if they are sick and do not realize on their own that they should self-isolate! Now is not the time to be complacent—let’s work together to keep our schools, businesses, and community functioning smoothly. Stay home, wash your hands, wear a mask, disinfect surfaces."

According to the CCHD, as of Tuesday there 28 active cases at Great Falls Public Schools; two of those cases are new today, both students.

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.

Cascade County COVID-19 Cases (Sep 22)
Cascade County COVID-19 Cases (Sep 22)



BLACKFEET RESERVATION: During a special meeting on Monday, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council chose not to implement a 14-day stay at home order on the reservation. Click here to read more.



CDC: 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
Cascade County Cases
603 Total | 59 New | 337 Active

Flathead County Cases
903 Total | 38 New | 252 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
199 Total | 31 New | 142 Active

Gallatin County Cases
1,234 Total | 26 New | 70 Active

Big Horn County Cases
857 Total | 25 New | 134 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
2,882 Total | 20 New | 802 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
234 Total | 18 New | 78 Active

Glacier County Cases
209 Total | 11 New | 63 Active

Jefferson County Cases
65 Total | 10 New | 21 Active

Dawson County Cases
75 Total | 6 New | 13 Active

Stillwater County Cases
55 Total | 4 New | 15 Active

Missoula County Cases
583 Total | 3 New | 121 Active

Ravalli County Cases
129 Total | 3 New | 12 Active

Richland County Cases
77 Total | 3 New | 5 Active

Fergus County Cases
58 Total | 2 New | 8 Active

Pondera County Cases
23 Total | 2 New | 3 Active

Sheridan County Cases
14 Total | 2 New | 7 Active

Carbon County Cases
112 Total | 1 New | 10 Active

Custer County Cases
104 Total | 1 New | 27 Active

Hill County Cases
135 Total | 1 New | 29 Active

Lake County Cases
255 Total | 1 New | 30 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
227 Total | 1 New | 28 Active

Lincoln County Cases
106 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Park County Cases
88 Total | 1 New | 11 Active

Phillips County Cases
118 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Rosebud County Cases
593 Total | 1 New | 237 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
38 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

Valley County Cases
61 Total | 1 New | 9 Active

Wheatland County Cases
10 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

COUNTIES WITH NO NEW CASES
Beaverhead County Cases
77 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Blaine County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Broadwater County Cases
17 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Chouteau County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Daniels County Cases
4 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
113 Total | 0 New | 75 Active

Fallon County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Garfield County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

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

Granite County Cases
22 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

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

Liberty County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Madison County Cases
97 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

McCone County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Meagher County Cases
25 Total | 0 New | 14 Active

Mineral County Cases
2 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Musselshell County Cases
35 Total | 0 New | 9 Active

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

Powell County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Prairie County Cases
1 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Sanders County Cases
45 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Teton County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Toole County Cases
71 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Treasure County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Wibaux County Cases
9 Total | 0 New | 1 Active