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COVID-19 in Montana (Thursday November 12)

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:41:01-05

There were 962 new cases and no new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Thursday morning; the data below is from the official Montana website on November 12:

  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 499 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,541 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is 472.
  • ACTIVE CASES: There are 17,755 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 43,031 cumulative cases, with 24,804 people listed as recovered.
  • TESTING: There were 10,223 completed tests, for a cumulative state-wide total of 557,951.

Among the most recent deaths are individuals in Cascade County, Glacier County, Hill County, Blaine County, and Roosevelt County.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates. Based on state and county data, MTN News reports the following:

  • TOTAL CASES: 43,516 (+485 from state)
  • ACTIVE CASES: 15,253 (-2502 from state)
  • DEATHS: 499 (+27 from state)
  • RECOVERIES: 27,764 (+2960 from state)

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Thursday morning: "The most recent data for positivity rate (10/22/20-11/4/20) has now been released and, unfortunately, the positivity rate has increased from 25.5% to 32.1%. That means that, at this time in Cascade County, *nearly* 1 in 3 people who gets tested for COVID-19 tests positive. Yesterday we had 7 new cases reported by State, bringing us to 1830 active cases (2884 total). Here are the details: one male, age 10-19; two men, ages 20-29; three women, ages 50-59; and one woman, age 80-89. We thank our community members for their efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially while case investigations & contact tracing are still behind."

Governor Steve Bullock has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. today to provide an update on COVID-19. An email from his office states that he will address the "concerning increase in cases statewide and nationwide, and will recommend Montanans to stay home as much as possible. Governor Bullock will also discuss how the state’s team addressing coronavirus will support the incoming administration," referring to governor-elect Greg Gianforte.



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CONTEXT: Not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public. The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more.



TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES BY COUNTY
Gallatin County Cases
5,101 Total | 296 New | 1,963 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
8,566 Total | 175 New | 4,146 Active

Missoula County Cases
3,264 Total | 114 New | 1,687 Active

Flathead County Cases
4,659 Total | 101 New | 1,449 Active

Park County Cases
394 Total | 26 New | 185 Active

Fallon County Cases
137 Total | 25 New | 79 Active

Lincoln County Cases
488 Total | 23 New | 198 Active

Hill County Cases
1,078 Total | 17 New | 427 Active

Carbon County Cases
417 Total | 16 New | 127 Active

Madison County Cases
282 Total | 16 New | 53 Active

Custer County Cases
450 Total | 15 New | 114 Active

Rosebud County Cases
911 Total | 14 New | 189 Active

Ravalli County Cases
731 Total | 13 New | 450 Active

Chouteau County Cases
175 Total | 12 New | 91 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
575 Total | 12 New | 77 Active

Garfield County Cases
41 Total | 10 New | 14 Active

Lake County Cases
757 Total | 10 New | 311 Active

Sanders County Cases
144 Total | 8 New | 41 Active

Blaine County Cases
433 Total | 7 New | 163 Active

Dawson County Cases
389 Total | 7 New | 122 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
163 Total | 7 New | 52 Active

Broadwater County Cases
126 Total | 5 New | 24 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,091 Total | 5 New | 396 Active

Sheridan County Cases
172 Total | 5 New | 76 Active

Stillwater County Cases
314 Total | 4 New | 80 Active

Valley County Cases
465 Total | 4 New | 82 Active

Fergus County Cases
343 Total | 3 New | 162 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
354 Total | 2 New | 40 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,577 Total | 2 New | 373 Active

Toole County Cases
563 Total | 2 New | 126 Active

Cascade County Cases
2,884 Total | 1 New | 1,830 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,088 Total | 1 New | 185 Active

Meagher County Cases
97 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

Prairie County Cases
37 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Richland County Cases
431 Total | 1 New | 123 Active

Teton County Cases
120 Total | 1 New | 31 Active

Carter County Cases
86 Total | 0 New | 36 Active

Daniels County Cases
61 Total | 0 New | 12 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 9 Active

Granite County Cases
86 Total | 0 New | 46 Active

Jefferson County Cases
263 Total | 0 New | 143 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
29 Total | 0 New | 17 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
1,553 Total | 0 New | 1,244 Active

Liberty County Cases
39 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

McCone County Cases
73 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Mineral County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Musselshell County Cases
165 Total | 0 New | 72 Active

Petroleum County Cases
4 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Phillips County Cases
216 Total | 0 New | 28 Active

Pondera County Cases
204 Total | 0 New | 23 Active

Powder River County Cases
74 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Powell County Cases
318 Total | 0 New | 276 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
850 Total | 0 New | 314 Active

Treasure County Cases
25 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Wheatland County Cases
80 Total | 0 New | 31 Active

Wibaux County Cases
51 Total | 0 New | 11 Active