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COVID-19 in Montana (Wednesday November 18)

1,232 new cases and 18 new deaths
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Posted at 10:09 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 14:34:50-05

There were 1,232 new cases and 18 new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Wednesday morning; the data below is from the official Montana website on November 18:

  • CASES & RECOVERIES: 50,582 cumulative cases statewide; 30,400 people recovered
  • HOSPITALIZED: 463 active hospitalizations; 2,202 total hospitalizations
  • DEATHS: cumulative number of deaths is now 561
  • ACTIVE CASES: 19,621 active COVID-19 cases in Montana
  • TESTING: 7,578 new tests; cumulative total 591,406
  • AGE, GENDER,COUNTY OF NEW CASES

Among the most recent deaths were people in Cascade County, Hill County, Glacier County, and Pondera County. 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 information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates. Based on state and county data, MTN News reports the following:

  • Total Cases: 51,528 (+946 from state)
  • Active 17,950: (-1,671 from state)
  • Deaths: 580 (+19 from state)
  • Recoveries: 32,998 (+2,598 from state)

Governor Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced tighter restrictions due to the continuing increase in the number of cases and deaths. Masks will be required in all counties regardless of the number of active cases; the rule previously applied only to counties for four or more active cases. In addition, capacity at restaurants, bars, and casinos will be reduced to 50%. A limit of six people per table will also go into effect. The businesses must close by 10 p.m. Public gatherings will also be limited to 25 people where social distancing is not possible. Click here to read the full text of the directive.



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CONTEXT: Not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public. The CDC released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more.



TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES
Yellowstone County Cases
9,501 Total | 258 New | 4,844 Active

Flathead County Cases
5,373 Total | 129 New | 1,804 Active

Gallatin County Cases
6,065 Total | 126 New | 1,033 Active

Missoula County Cases
3,699 Total | 111 New | 2,080 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
1,388 Total | 107 New | 636 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
1,993 Total | 70 New | 772 Active

Cascade County Cases
4,180 Total | 55 New | 3,339 Active

Custer County Cases
615 Total | 49 New | 185 Active

Jefferson County Cases
357 Total | 22 New | 98 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,719 Total | 20 New | 724 Active

Dawson County Cases
476 Total | 20 New | 79 Active

Pondera County Cases
252 Total | 16 New | 52 Active

Ravalli County Cases
842 Total | 16 New | 303 Active

Lincoln County Cases
590 Total | 15 New | 222 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
626 Total | 14 New | 59 Active

Fallon County Cases
182 Total | 14 New | 27 Active

Hill County Cases
1,176 Total | 14 New | 246 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
202 Total | 14 New | 48 Active

Lake County Cases
852 Total | 13 New | 267 Active

Prairie County Cases
60 Total | 12 New | 16 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
488 Total | 11 New | 105 Active

Daniels County Cases
79 Total | 11 New | 16 Active

Park County Cases
487 Total | 10 New | 188 Active

Stillwater County Cases
373 Total | 10 New | 70 Active

Blaine County Cases
472 Total | 7 New | 103 Active

Carbon County Cases
497 Total | 7 New | 105 Active

Fergus County Cases
458 Total | 7 New | 378 Active

Madison County Cases
339 Total | 7 New | 81 Active

Chouteau County Cases
216 Total | 6 New | 60 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,151 Total | 6 New | 510 Active

Garfield County Cases
55 Total | 5 New | 18 Active

Rosebud County Cases
830 Total | 5 New | 69 Active

Broadwater County Cases
147 Total | 4 New | 30 Active

Granite County Cases
107 Total | 4 New | 20 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
43 Total | 4 New | 35 Active

Liberty County Cases
56 Total | 4 New | 15 Active

Phillips County Cases
234 Total | 4 New | 26 Active

McCone County Cases
81 Total | 3 New | 6 Active

Sanders County Cases
185 Total | 3 New | 46 Active

Teton County Cases
139 Total | 3 New | 20 Active

Carter County Cases
99 Total | 2 New | 5 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,119 Total | 2 New | 137 Active

Mineral County Cases
29 Total | 2 New | 9 Active

Sheridan County Cases
217 Total | 2 New | 80 Active

Valley County Cases
502 Total | 2 New | 60 Active

Wheatland County Cases
92 Total | 2 New | 68 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
22 Total | 1 New | 18 Active

Powder River County Cases
79 Total | 1 New | 10 Active

Powell County Cases
393 Total | 1 New | 88 Active

Richland County Cases
488 Total | 1 New | 225 Active

Meagher County Cases
101 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Musselshell County Cases
181 Total | 0 New | 134 Active

Petroleum County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Toole County Cases
573 Total | 0 New | 24 Active

Treasure County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Wibaux County Cases
69 Total | 0 New | 20 Active