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46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday morning)

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 11:29:39-04

GREAT FALLS — As of Tuesday morning (March 24), there are 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana.

Here is the total by county:
Gallatin: 16
Yellowstone: 7
Missoula: 6
Flathead: 4
Cascade: 3
Lewis & Clark: 3
Butte-Silver Bow: 3
Madison: 1
Ravalli: 1
Broadwater: 1
Roosevelt: 1

There have not been any deaths in Montana attributed to COVID-19 at this point.

Officials in Montana are keeping a list of confirmed cases in the Treasure State on an updated map and website - click here to visit the site.

A spokesman for the Montana COVID-19 Task Force says that positive test results for Montana residents who are currently outside the state will not be included in the totals reported on the website, and said: "The state recognizes that its reporting totals will differ from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) total as a result of these reporting processes." Experts still believe the true number of people infected with COVID-19 remains much higher than the number of confirmed cases.

As of Monday afternoon, the DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 1,688 tests for COVID-19.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States have soared above 45,000 as of Tuesday morning, as the number of deaths linked to the disease has reached 591.