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COVID in Montana (Monday December 7)

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 13:41:14-05

Here is the most recent information about COVID in Montana as of the morning of Monday, December 7th:

  • Total Cases: 69,152
  • Active Cases: 16,766
  • Total Deaths: 774
  • Total Recoveries: 51,612
  • Current Hospitalizations: 492
  • Total Hospitalizations: 2,875

Today's figure is an increase of 1,233 total cases since our last update on Sunday evening. The number of active cases increased by 387. The number of hospitalizations increased by 17.

State and local reports show a total increase of eight deaths since Sunday evening. Those deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Glacier: 1
  • Missoula: 1
  • Wibaux: 1
  • Silver Bow: 2
  • Yellowstone: 3

SOURCES: The numbers reported above reflect the latest data from the official Montana COVID website along with supplemental data from county health departments. The disparity between data from the Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) and data from county health departments continues to grow as COVID cases escalate in Montana. MTN uses both sources to deliver more accurate and timely information. As a result, numbers reported by MTN will not align with the DPHHS figures.

VACCINE: DPHHS has released a draft vaccine distribution plan; there will be three phases of distribution. DPHHS says the vaccine will not be mandatory, and that everyone who wants to get it will be able to eventually. Click here for details.

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 experience more severe symptoms, and some do require hospitalization. Every person who tests positive for COVID, however, 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 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 (state data)
Yellowstone County Cases
11,973 Total | 213 New | 5,381 Active

Flathead County Cases
7,446 Total | 77 New | 2,075 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
3,472 Total | 75 New | 1,789 Active

Cascade County Cases
5,569 Total | 71 New | 2,492 Active

Missoula County Cases
5,290 Total | 54 New | 971 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
2,475 Total | 40 New | 467 Active

Custer County Cases
823 Total | 31 New | 112 Active

Fergus County Cases
733 Total | 21 New | 188 Active

Gallatin County Cases
7,975 Total | 20 New | 578 Active

Ravalli County Cases
1,778 Total | 16 New | 608 Active

Jefferson County Cases
566 Total | 14 New | 96 Active

Richland County Cases
728 Total | 11 New | 323 Active

Park County Cases
729 Total | 10 New | 189 Active

Blaine County Cases
551 Total | 7 New | 30 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,278 Total | 6 New | 81 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
283 Total | 6 New | 26 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
613 Total | 5 New | 54 Active

Hill County Cases
1,423 Total | 5 New | 136 Active

Lincoln County Cases
829 Total | 5 New | 144 Active

Carbon County Cases
621 Total | 4 New | 29 Active

Fallon County Cases
259 Total | 4 New | 19 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,198 Total | 4 New | 34 Active

Pondera County Cases
341 Total | 4 New | 33 Active

Dawson County Cases
728 Total | 3 New | 75 Active

Wheatland County Cases
113 Total | 3 New | 10 Active

Mineral County Cases
92 Total | 2 New | 27 Active

Teton County Cases
251 Total | 2 New | 45 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,871 Total | 1 New | 211 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
766 Total | 1 New | 29 Active

Lake County Cases
1,156 Total | 1 New | 182 Active

Liberty County Cases
98 Total | 1 New | 13 Active

Phillips County Cases
335 Total | 1 New | 59 Active

Toole County Cases
631 Total | 1 New | 36 Active

Valley County Cases
600 Total | 1 New | 41 Active