Montana COVID update (January 21, 2022)

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 13:08:40-05

HELENA — There were 1,983 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Friday, January 21, with 13,855 total active cases in the state.

Ten new deaths were reported. They were in the following counties: Cascade (3), Deer Lodge, Lewis & Clark (2), Missoula (2), and Sanders (2). Six of the deaths occurred in January and four occurred in December.

The number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 2,976, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

The current number of hospitalizations due to COVID is 284, an increase from 278 hospitalizations reported on Thursday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 10,784, with the state reporting 38 new hospitalizations since their last report.

Counties reporting the most new cases

  • Missoula County: 263 New; 2,127 Active
  • Gallatin County: 249 New; 2,759 Active
  • Yellowstone County: 230 New; 2,437 Active
  • Lewis & Clark County: 138 New; 971 Active
  • Park Count: 130 New; 210 Active
  • Cascade County: 98 New; 803 Active
  • Hill County: 62 New; 105 Active
  • Silver Bow County: 53 New; 394 Active
  • Roosevelt County: 47 New; 135 Active

There have been 222,093 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 205,262. There were 9,726 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

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

An estimated 53% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 546,545 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,367,505. 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 Friday, January 21, 2022. The state site includes county-specific data on cases, vaccination rates, deaths, and more.