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New COVID-19 case in Cascade County may have been "community-acquired"

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 20:48:55-04

GREAT FALLS — The City-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Saturday evening that it has been notified of a new case of COVID-19 in Cascade County, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 18.

The CCHD said in a Facebook post: "This individual is a woman in her 50s with no history of travel or contact with a known case. The origin of this patient's infection cannot be determined, suggesting this infection was community-acquired."

The agency did not release any other details about the case.

The CCHD says if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and arrange to get tested. If you do not have symptoms but would like to be tested, visit Alluvion Health’s drive-through testing clinic (open 7 days a week, located in Westgate Mall parking lot). Call 406-791-7929 or visit AlluvionHealth.org for more information.

Earlier on Saturday, public health officials in Montana reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map. Gallatin County reported five new cases, while Lake County added three, Custer County and Yellowstone County added two, and Big Horn County and Missoula County added one new case each.

  • Cumulative total for Montana is 588.
  • There have been 510 recoveries
  • Currently 60 active COVID-19 cases statewide.
  • 77 people have been hospitalized; 7 are currently hospitalized.
  • The number of people who have died is 18.

There have been a total of 58,004 tests statewide, an increase of 982 since the previous 24-hour reporting period.

COVID-19 update for Saturday night (June 13)



(APRIL 20, 2020) The Cascade City-County Health Department said on Monday afternoon that a second Cascade County resident has died due to COVID-19. It marks the twelfth death from this disease in Montana.

The person was a man over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions, according to a news release from the CCHD. Due to federal privacy laws and out of respect for the family, no further details will be released, according to the CCHD.

“We send our most heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of this man,” said Trisha Gardner, CCHD Health Officer. “I hope we will all support those who are grieving by continuing taking the measures necessary to protect our community.”

The first Cascade County death was reported on April 17th; that person was a woman over the age of 65. There have been 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cascade County; the CCHD said several days ago that at least eight of those patients have recovered.