Montana COVID update (Friday, October 8)

463 people currently hospitalized
Montana COVID update (Friday, October 8)
Posted at 10:13 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 12:21:53-04

There were 1,315 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Friday, October 8, with 12,539 total active cases in the state.

There were nine new deaths reported; the total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 2,079, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

The nine new deaths all occurred since September 23, 2021, in the following counties: Broadwater (2), Cascade (1), Custer (2), Dawson (1), Hill (1), Lincoln (1), and Yellowstone (1).

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID is 463, a decrease from 465 on Thursday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 7,998, with the state reporting 69 new hospitalizations since Thursday. To date, roughly 1 in 20 (5.04%) reported COVID cases in the state have resulted in hospitalization.


  • Yellowstone County: 205 new; 3,066 active
  • Missoula County: 178 new; 2,087 active
  • Flathead County: 177 new; 1,288 active
  • Cascade County: 139 new; 1,254 active
  • Gallatin County: 110 new; 617 active
  • Lewis & Clark County: 80 new; 900 active
  • Silver Bow County: 72 new; 183 active
  • Lake County: 49 new; 229 active
  • Ravalli County: 35 new; 497 active
  • Beaverhead County:20 new; 99 active

There have been 158,680 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 144,062. There were 8,708 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

An estimated 53% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 493,475 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,033,867.

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

Information from DPHHS at this point does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Friday, October 8, 2021. The website contains county-specific data on new cases, vaccination rates, and more.