GREAT FALLS — Montana state health officials reported 18 new COVID-19 cases across eight counties on Wednesday, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map. The state also reported the 20th death related to COVID-19; Big Horn County officials announced the death of a woman in her 30s on Tuesday.
There have now been 630 cumulative cases in Montana. MTN is reporting one fewer total case and one less recovered case due to a case in Jefferson County that public health officials say involved a patient who was not in the state.
A total of 538 people have recovered from the virus, and the state reports 72 active cases statewide. There have been a total of 78 people hospitalized; five people are currently hospitalized. A total of 20 people have died.
A total of 65,515 tests have been performed, an increase of 1,938 tests since the previous 24-hour reporting period.
Six of the new cases were reported in Custer County. That county now has a total of 19 active cases, the highest number in the state.
Gallatin County added three new cases, pushing the number of active cases there to eight. Big Horn County added two new cases and now has 12 active cases. Flathead County also added two new cases and now has four active cases. Missoula County added two new cases and now has five active cases. Carbon County, Cascade County, and Ravalli County each added one new case.
There are now three active cases in Cascade County; the City-County Health Department in Great Falls says that two of the cases confirmed over the weekend were likely community-acquired, and not due to travel; they have not announced whether the new case - a man in his 60s - is travel-related or community-acquired. The CCHD also addressed community concerns about the lack of details provided to the public regarding COVID-19 patients - click here to read the complete article.
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