COVID-19 in Montana (Wednesday, April 15)

Posted at 11:30 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 14:19:58-04

GREAT FALLS — As of Wednesday morning (April 15), there have been a total of 404 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana, an increase of five since Tuesday. There have been seven deaths to date (source/map). There have been three deaths in Toole County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, Missoula County, and Flathead County.

There have now been 51 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 21 of those are considered "active hospitalizations." There have been a total of 209 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 9,583 tests for COVID-19, including 349 tests since Tuesday's update.

Counties with new confirmed cases since Tuesday:

  • Flathead County: 37 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
  • Gallatin County: 139 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
  • Pondera County: 1 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
  • Roosevelt County: 4 Total Cases | 1 New Cases
  • Yellowstone County: 64 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Counties with no new cases since Tuesday:

  • Beaverhead County: 1
  • Big Horn County: 2
  • Broadwater County: 4
  • Carbon County: 6
  • Cascade County: 13
  • Deer Lodge County: 3
  • Glacier County: 4
  • Golden Valley County: 1
  • Hill County: 1
  • Jefferson County: 2
  • Lake County: 5
  • Lewis & Clark County: 16
  • Liberty County: 1
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Madison County: 8
  • Meagher County: 1
  • Missoula County: 30
  • Musselshell County: 1
  • Park County: 7
  • Ravalli County: 5
  • Richland County: 3
  • Silver Bow County: 11
  • Stillwater County: 1
  • Toole County: 26

TOOLE COUNTY: There have been 26 confirmed cases in Toole County to date, and three deaths. The Marias Medical Center in Shelby said on March 26 that one of the residents of the Marias Heritage Center tested positive for COVID-19. Marias Heritage Center is a 38 apartment, state-licensed facility in Shelby. The next day, they said that some of the positive COVID-19 tests are from Marias Heritage Center employees. They also said: "This situation also exposed others to COVID-19 and, as such, we expect there could be other positives." Click here for more information.

CASCADE COUNTY: There have been 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and no deaths. According to the City-County Health Department in Great Falls, eight of those patients have now recovered. Click here for more information.

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