There were 1,070 new COVID cases reported on Tuesday in Montana, with 2,315 total active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).
Due to a federal holiday on Monday, the last state COVID report was on Friday, February 18.
There were 23 new deaths reported, according to DPHHS; they occurred in the following counties: Beaverhead (2), Big Horn (2), Cascade (1), Lake (3), Lincoln (1), Powell (1), Ravalli (6), Roosevelt (1), Rosebud (1), Sweet Grass (1), and Yellowstone (4). Of those deaths, five occurred between September 2021 and December 2021 and were identified during data reconciliation. Thirteen of the deaths occurred in January 2022, and five were in February 2022.
The number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 3,125.
The current number of hospitalizations due to COVID is 212, an increase from the 197 hospitalizations reported on Friday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,493.
There have been 263,358 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 257,918.
There were 8,238 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.
Counties reporting the most new cases
- Flathead County: 226 new; 168 active
- Cascade County: 128 new; 289 active
- Yellowstone County: 102 new; 400 active
- Missoula County: 92 new; 329 active
- Gallatin County: 78 new; 232 active
- Big Horn County: 63 new; 53 active
- Lake County: 63 new; 35 active
- Rosebud County: 58 new; 24 active
- Lewis & Clark County: 50 new; 81 active
- Silver Bow County: 21 new; 84 active
An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 554,415 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,402,895.
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The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The website includes county-specific data on cases, vaccinations, deaths, and more.
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Benefis Health System in Great Falls shared the following information on Monday, February 21, 2022: "We’re pleased to see this decrease in the number of patients hospitalized with COVID. Please stay vigilant, and we’ll get through this wave together."