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COVID-19 in Montana (Thursday October 29)

891 new cases and 12 new deaths
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Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 14:09:38-04

There were 891 new cases and 12 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 October 29:

CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 30,853 cumulative cases, with 20,042 people now listed as recovered.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 373 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,312 hospitalizations.
DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now 337.
ACTIVE CASES: There are currently 10,474 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
TESTING: There were 3,137 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 487,607.

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 additional data from county health departments, MTN News reports the following:

  • Deaths: 359 (+22 from state)
  • Total Cases: 31,314 (+461 from state)
  • Active Cases: 8,899 (-1,575 from state)


It's important to note that 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 underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more. The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.





Click here for county, age, gender of all new cases (PDF)

TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES
Yellowstone County Cases
6,521 Total | 165 New | 2,107 Active

Cascade County Cases
2,027 Total | 119 New | 1,123 Active

Gallatin County Cases
3,137 Total | 102 New | 846 Active

Missoula County Cases
2,229 Total | 67 New | 822 Active

Flathead County Cases
3,291 Total | 50 New | 579 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
1,011 Total | 41 New | 743 Active

Glacier County Cases
964 Total | 34 New | 571 Active

Ravalli County Cases
503 Total | 28 New | 314 Active

Powell County Cases
137 Total | 26 New | 124 Active

Lake County Cases
579 Total | 20 New | 294 Active

Blaine County Cases
326 Total | 18 New | 156 Active

Custer County Cases
319 Total | 18 New | 117 Active

Fergus County Cases
228 Total | 17 New | 112 Active

Valley County Cases
358 Total | 15 New | 74 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,376 Total | 14 New | 212 Active

Park County Cases
260 Total | 13 New | 55 Active

Dawson County Cases
247 Total | 12 New | 80 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
444 Total | 11 New | 157 Active

Hill County Cases
823 Total | 10 New | 400 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
582 Total | 8 New | 204 Active

Stillwater County Cases
218 Total | 8 New | 90 Active

Lincoln County Cases
313 Total | 7 New | 90 Active

Madison County Cases
177 Total | 7 New | 28 Active

Phillips County Cases
177 Total | 7 New | 29 Active

Richland County Cases
338 Total | 7 New | 78 Active

Jefferson County Cases
174 Total | 6 New | 59 Active

Rosebud County Cases
772 Total | 6 New | 70 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
280 Total | 5 New | 31 Active

Carbon County Cases
245 Total | 5 New | 34 Active

Daniels County Cases
41 Total | 5 New | 21 Active

Pondera County Cases
184 Total | 5 New | 37 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
87 Total | 5 New | 24 Active

Fallon County Cases
67 Total | 4 New | 21 Active

Broadwater County Cases
80 Total | 3 New | 57 Active

Carter County Cases
69 Total | 3 New | 39 Active

Chouteau County Cases
105 Total | 3 New | 57 Active

Powder River County Cases
62 Total | 3 New | 16 Active

Toole County Cases
314 Total | 3 New | 16 Active

Treasure County Cases
24 Total | 2 New | 11 Active

Wheatland County Cases
69 Total | 2 New | 35 Active

Wibaux County Cases
44 Total | 2 New | 4 Active

Garfield County Cases
24 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Granite County Cases
67 Total | 1 New | 27 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
15 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Musselshell County Cases
111 Total | 1 New | 55 Active

Teton County Cases
90 Total | 1 New | 22 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
16 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Liberty County Cases
31 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

McCone County Cases
61 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Meagher County Cases
79 Total | 0 New | 15 Active

Mineral County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Prairie County Cases
33 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
936 Total | 0 New | 360 Active

Sanders County Cases
97 Total | 0 New | 10 Active

Sheridan County Cases
73 Total | 0 New | 17 Active