Montana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 129 as of Saturday a.m.

Lincoln County resident Jim Tomlin died of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. (Tomlin family photo)

According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, the state has confirmed at least 129 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday morning.

The reported total on Friday evening was 121.

Gallatin County continues to report the most cases, up to 46 Saturday morning.

There have been nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missoula and six in Flathead County.

As of Friday evening, DPHHS had completed 3178 tests for COVID-19.

Gov. Steve Bullock confirmed the first death due to COVID-19 in Montana Thursday night. He was confirmed as a 77-year old Lincoln County man on Friday. Jim Tomlin had fallen ill while out of state, then sought medical care after returning home last weekend. He died on Thursday afternoon.

So far, at least seven people have been hospitalized in Montana due to COVID-19.

Montana is currently under a “stay-at-home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic.