Montana COVID update (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)

19 new deaths
Montana COVID update (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)
Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 19:52:40-04

There were 1,250 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Wednesday, October 20, with 11,044 total active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

DPHHS reported 19 new deaths on Tuesday, noting that 15 of those have occurred since October 8, and the other four were in September. The deaths occurred in the following counties: Cascade, Granite, Hill (2), Lake (2), Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, Missoula (3), Pondera (2), Richland (3) and Yellowstone (3).

The total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 2,225, according to DPHHS.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID is 446, down from 454 on Tuesday.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 8,447.

There have been 168,513 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 155,244. There were 7,027 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 499,292 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,059,563.

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

Counties with the most new cases

  • Yellowstone County: 252 new; 2,565 active
  • Gallatin County: 184 new; 538 active
  • Flathead County: 153 new; 1,046 active
  • Missoula County: 130 new; 1,886 active
  • Cascade County: 87 new; 1,095 active
  • Lewis & Clark County: 56 new; 951 active
  • Silver Bow County: 43 new; 143 active
  • Lake County: 29 new; 253 active
  • Park County: 27 new; 207 active
  • Stillwater County: 27 new; 128 active

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 Wednesday, October 20. The website contains county-specific data on new cases, vaccination rates, and more.