Montana COVID update: 248 new cases, 11 new deaths (December 21, 2021)

Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 13:24:27-05

There were 248 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Tuesday, December 21, with 1,645 total active cases in the state.

There are 11 newly-reported deaths from the following counties: Custer, Flathead (7), Glacier, Lincoln, and Valley. Of these deaths, five occurred in November and six in December.

The number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 2,889.

The number of current hospitalizations due to COVID is 127, an increase of one from Monday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 10,320.

There have been 195,171 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 190,637. There were 6,029 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

About 52 percent of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 535,192 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,303,942. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or clickhere.

The information is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Tuesday, December 21, 2021.