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Montana COVID update (February 2, 2022)

1,372 new COVID cases
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Posted at 12:23 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 14:23:57-05

HELENA — There were 1,372 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Wednesday. There are currently 14,436 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

There were 11 new deaths reported. One occurred in February, seven in January, and three in December. The counties are Cascade, Lewis & Clark, and Yellowstone (9).

The number of Montana residents who have died due to COVID is now 3,026, according to DPHHS.

The current number of hospitalizations due to COVID is now 340, up from 329 reported on Tuesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,074.

There have been 244,555 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 227,093. There were 4,074 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

Counties reporting the most new cases

  • Missoula County: 297 new, 2,672 active
  • Yellowstone County: 213 new, 2,944 active
  • Gallatin County: 185 new, 1,614 active
  • Flathead County: 156 new, 1,263 active
  • Cascade County: 125 new, 1,719 active
  • Lewis & Clark County: 93 new, 803 active

An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 549,132 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,380,571.

If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The website includes county-specific data on cases, vaccinations, deaths, and more.

Benefis Health System in Great Falls shared this information and graphic on Monday: "As we continue to see an increased number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a spike around the state, please remain diligent – wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms."

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