HELENA — There were 1,032 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Wednesday. There are currently 8,340 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).
The current number of hospitalizations due to COVID is now 309, up from 303 on Tuesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,257.
There were eight new deaths reported on Wednesday—three of which occurred in January and five in February—in the following counties: Cascade, Gallatin (2), Missoula (2), Valley, Wheatland, and Yellowstone.
DPHHS did not specify which deaths occurred in January and which in February. The total number of Montana residents who have died due to COVID is now 3,051, according to DPHHS.
Counties reporting the most new cases today
- Cascade County: 168 New; 1,056 Active
- Missoula County: 124 New; 1,721 Active
- Gallatin County: 86 New; 589 Active
- Yellowstone County: 84 New; 1,621 Active
- Lewis and Clark County: 56 New; 177 Active
- Blaine County: 47 New; 35 Active
- Flathead County: 46 New; 609 Active
- Rosebud County: 44 New; 35 Active
- Park County: 40 New; 125 Active
- Big Horn County: 34 New; 115 Active
There have been 254,231 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 242,840. There were 7,471 COVID tests administered since Tuesday's report.
An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 551,694 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,393,277.
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The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The website includes county-specific data on cases, vaccinations, deaths, and more.
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Benefis Health System in Great Falls shared this information and graphic on Monday: "We are continuing to see an increase in hospitalization and patients in the ICU as the current COVID-19 surge continues. At Benefis, 46 patients are hospitalized, and seven of those patients are in the ICU. Three of the seven ICU patients are currently on a ventilator."