HELENA — There were 1,058 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Thursday. There are currently 14,187 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).
There were four new deaths reported - they were in Cascade, Chouteau, Valley, and Yellowstone counties. Two deaths occurred in January and two in February. The number of Montana residents who have died due to COVID is now 3,029, according to DPHHS.
The current number of hospitalizations due to COVID is now 338, down from 340 on Wednesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,127.
There have been 245,606 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 228,390. There were 4,552 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.
Counties reporting the most new cases
- Missoula County: 197 new; 2,790 active
- Lewis & Clark County: 142 new; 830 active
- Flathead County: 109 new; 1,282 active
- Yellowstone County: 91 new; 2,792 active
- Gallatin County: 90 new; 1,402 active
- Cascade County: 89 new; 1,734 active
- Lincoln County: 32 new; 255 active
- Glacier County: 29 new; 167 active
- Hill County: 25 new; 123 active
An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 549,443 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,381,592.
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The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Thursday, February 3, 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."