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COVID-19 cases continue to rise, nearly 30 new Montana cases Friday

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 15:58:37-04

HELENA — According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, Montana saw 29 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday morning, there were 218 active cases in the state.

The state is also reporting a death in Rosebud County. However, Rosebud County Public Health says the death occurred in former resident of southern part of the county.

Eight counties reported new cases. Gallatin County had the highest number of new cases with nine, followed by Missoula County and Yellowstone County

Thursday’s data raises the total number of cases in the state to 828. The state is reporting 829 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 1,829 new tests completed. That raised the total number of tests counted in the state to 80,161. According to data on the map, 588 people are considered recovered. Fourteen people are currently hospitalized by the virus

MTN data may vary slightly from numbers on the State of Montana's website. MTN works to report the most recent real time data from local county health offices which may be updated at different times from the State of Montana's numbers.

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