GREAT FALLS — As of Wednesday evening (March 25), there are 65 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana, with 24 of them reported in Gallatin County.
Here is the current total by county: Gallatin 24; Yellowstone 12; Missoula 6; Flathead 5; Butte-Silver Bow 4; Cascade 3; Lewis & Clark 3; Madison 2; Broadwater 2; Ravalli 1; Roosevelt 1; Jefferson 1; Hill 1.
Governor Steve Bullock hosted a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to give an update on Montana's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. Bullock said that his school closure order, which was set to expire Friday, will be extended to April 10. His order to close all non-essential businesses, including bars, casinos, and gyms, was also extended to April 10. Restaurants remain prohibited from allowing people to eat in their dining rooms, but can continue to provide take-out, curb-side, and delivery service (see here). Click here for more details about the restrictions.
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.
As of Wednesday morning, the DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 2,001 tests for COVID-19; that includes 312 tests conducted since Tuesday morning.
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