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Active COVID-19 cases in Montana rise to 100

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 13:39:08-04

HELENA — According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, Montana saw 11 additional cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday morning on June 19 there were 100 active coronavirus cases in the state.

Six counties reported new cases including Lewis and Clark, Carbon, Custer, Gallatin, Rosebud and Yellowstone.

Thursday’s data raises the total number of cases in the state to 665. The state is reporting 666 cases because a case from May is attributed to Jefferson Co.

Jefferson Co. reported that the case involved a man in his 50’s who has not been in the state for several weeks. They added that the case was not acquired in Montana and the man has not been in contact with anyone in Montana.

Since Wednesday, the state reported 1,552 new tests completed. That raised the total number of tests counted in the state to 68,422. According to data on the map, 545 people are considered recovered. Nine people are currently hospitalized by the virus

To date, 20 people have died in Montana as a result of the virus.

The Rebound: Montana Relief Fund

As we start to rebound from the impact of COVID-19, many Montanans need financial help.

The Rebound: Montana Relief Fund is a partnership between MTN, AMB West Philanthropies, and the Montana Community Foundation.

MTN and AMB West Philanthropies will match the first $150,000 donated, but we need your help.

If you can contribute, please visit ktvh.com/relief. There you’ll find an easy way to give and help our fellow Montanans rebound.