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COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday September 29)

COVID-19 in Montana as of September 29, 2020
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Posted at 11:20 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 19:08:04-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 321 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 29:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 12,724 cumulative cases statewide, with 9,093 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 166 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 709 hospitalizations.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 3,454 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 2,730 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 339,926.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 177, an increase of three since Monday.

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.



CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data last month 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, and COPD; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to learn more on the CDC website.

The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.





CASCADE COUNTY: Cascade County has reported a cumulative number of 729 cases, an increase of 28 from yesterday. Of those, 434 are listed as recovered, 290 are currently listed as active, and five people have died. The City-County Health Department in Great Falls provided the following gender and age ranges about the new cases:

  • (3) female 0-9
  • (1) male 0-9
  • (2) male 10-19
  • (2) female 20-29
  • (2) male 20-29
  • (4) female 30-39
  • (4) male 30-39
  • (1) female 40-49
  • (1) male 40-49
  • (1) female 50-59
  • (3) male 50-59
  • (1) female 60-69
  • (1) female 70-79
  • (1) male 70-79
  • (1) female 80-89

The CCHD said in a Facebook post of the recent spike in cases: "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." The CCHD said on Tuesday that there were 28 active cases associated with Great Falls Public School; last Thursday evening, they said that there are five new cases associated with GFPS.

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.



COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Missoula County Cases
794 Total | 58 New | 310 Active

Flathead County Cases
1,112 Total | 52 New | 455 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
308 Total | 33 New | 108 Active

Cascade County Cases
729 Total | 28 New | 290 Active

Glacier County Cases
340 Total | 26 New | 178 Active

Big Horn County Cases
928 Total | 17 New | 132 Active

Gallatin County Cases
1,380 Total | 12 New | 132 Active

Pondera County Cases
49 Total | 12 New | 28 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
3,256 Total | 12 New | 832 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
94 Total | 9 New | 18 Active

Ravalli County Cases
149 Total | 8 New | 18 Active

Blaine County Cases
31 Total | 7 New | 12 Active

Hill County Cases
179 Total | 6 New | 48 Active

Lincoln County Cases
126 Total | 6 New | 23 Active

Madison County Cases
110 Total | 6 New | 10 Active

Lake County Cases
281 Total | 4 New | 39 Active

Stillwater County Cases
77 Total | 4 New | 32 Active

Carter County Cases
6 Total | 3 New | 6 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
384 Total | 3 New | 300 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
267 Total | 3 New | 42 Active

Carbon County Cases
119 Total | 2 New | 8 Active

Wheatland County Cases
20 Total | 2 New | 8 Active

Broadwater County Cases
18 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Fergus County Cases
65 Total | 1 New | 5 Active

Jefferson County Cases
83 Total | 1 New | 32 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
8 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

Liberty County Cases
20 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

Sanders County Cases
47 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Sheridan County Cases
16 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

Teton County Cases
25 Total | 1 New | 5 Active

COUNTIES WITH NO NEW CASES
Chouteau County Cases
29 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Custer County Cases
116 Total | 0 New | 13 Active

Daniels County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Dawson County Cases
78 Total | 0 New | 16 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
115 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Fallon County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Garfield County Cases
17 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

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

Granite County Cases
22 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

McCone County Cases
23 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Meagher County Cases
25 Total | 0 New | 13 Active

Mineral County Cases
4 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Musselshell County Cases
37 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Park County Cases
100 Total | 0 New | 17 Active

Phillips County Cases
122 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Powder River County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Powell County Cases
12 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Prairie County Cases
4 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Richland County Cases
83 Total | 0 New | 10 Active

Rosebud County Cases
639 Total | 0 New | 172 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
47 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Toole County Cases
107 Total | 0 New | 38 Active

Treasure County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Valley County Cases
86 Total | 0 New | 29 Active

Wibaux County Cases
9 Total | 0 New | 0 Active