Montana COVID cases climb to 161; state’s second death confirmed
The number of positive coronavirus cases in Montana has grown to 161 and a second patient has died, the state announced late Sunday.
The notification of death was provided by the Madison County Public Health Department earlier in the day.
“I’m saddened to hear that a second Montanan has died from COVID-19," Gov. Steve Bullock said in a statement. "No matter in which community we live, the impact of each loss of life has a ripple effect all throughout the state and serves as a reminder of how serious this disease is. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of this Montanan.”
Two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Missoula County over the weekend while new cases were also reported in Gallatin, Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties, among others.
Total cases by county are now as follows:
- Gallatin County - 62 Cases
- Yellowstone County - 26 Cases
- Missoula County - 11 Cases
- Lewis and Clark County - 10 Cases
- Silver Bow County - 9 Cases
- Cascade County - 7 Cases
- Flathead County -8 Cases
- Toole County - 5 Cases
- Madison County - 4 Cases
- Broadwater County - 3 Cases
- Lincoln County - 4 Cases
- Park County - 2 Cases
- Jefferson County - 2 Cases
- Lake County - 3 Cases
- Deer Lodge County - 1 Case
- Ravalli County - 1 Case
- Meagher County - 1 Case
- Roosevelt County - 1 Case
- Hill County - 1 Cases
Bullock announced the first death due to COVID-19 in Montana Thursday night, followed by the second death on Sunday. The first person who died was confirmed as a 77-year old Lincoln County man on Friday.
No data has been provided yet about number of recovered cases, nor has data been provided on county-by-county testing. Missoula County officials believe there are more positive cases than have been reported.
There have been eight hospitalizations in Montana due to COVID-19.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has completed 3841 tests for COVID-19. Montana is currently under a "stay-at-home" order due to the coronavirus pandemic.