Montana COVID update (September 1, 2021)

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 21:32:55-04

GREAT FALLS — There were 895 new COVID-19 cases reported within the last 24 hours in Montana, with 5,494 total active cases as of Wednesday, September 1. The last time the state had more than 5,400 active cases was December 31, 2020, according to MTN data.
Montana averaged 2,227 active cases a day in August, which is more than five times the July average of 384 active cases a day.

Information from the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) at this point does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

There were three new deaths reported on Tuesday; the total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 1,803, according to DPHHS. Since August 2, 2021, 95 people have died due to COVID in the state, compared to 38 in July.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Montana due to COVID is 249. The cumulative number of hospitalizations due to the virus is 6,404, which is an increase of 46 since Tuesday. To date, roughly 1 in 20 (5.0%) reported COVID cases in the state have resulted in a hospitalization.


  • Yellowstone County: 201 new; 1,014 active
  • Flathead County: 125 new; 957 active
  • Cascade County: 141 new; 927 active
  • Missoula County: 85 new; 682 active
  • Gallatin County: 63 new; 266 active
  • Lewis & Clark County: 27 new; 256 active
  • Silver Bow County: 16 new; 136 active
  • Lincoln County: 22 new; 126 active
  • Lake County: 17 new; 124 active
  • Hill County: 20 new; 114 active
  • Ravalli County: 19 new; 108 active

About 50% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 464,191 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

There have been 128,098 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 120,801. There were 7,233 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The site also has county-specific data on the number of new cases, cumulative cases, vaccination rates, and more.

Benefis Health System in Great Falls on Monday said it currently has 28 inpatients with COVID; four of those patients had been vaccinated, and 24 had not.