Montana COVID update: 275 new cases, 7 additional deaths (December 9, 2021)

Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 12:40:17-05

HELENA — There were 275 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Thursday with 2,888 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

The total number of COVID deaths in Montana has risen from 2,781 on Wednesday to 2,788, according to DPHHS.

One of the additional deaths occurred in October, three happened in November, and three occurred in December. Deaths were reported in Cascade, Custer, Dawson, Roosevelt, and Yellowstone (3) counties.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID is 172, which is down from the 186 reported on Wednesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 10,166.

There have been 193,543 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 187,867.

There were 4,584 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

An estimated 51% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 528,056 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of COVID vaccination doses administered is 1,262,273.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Thursday, December 9, 2021. The state site also includes county-specific data on cases, deaths, vaccinations, and more.

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