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COVID in Montana (Thursday December 3)

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 16:19:07-05

There were 691 new COVID-19 cases reported in Montana on Thursday morning, and the statewide death toll has reached 749, according to data compiled by MTN News during a 24-hour period.

There are currently 15,436 active cases in the state, and there has been a cumulative total of 65,605 cases of the virus in Montana, MTN News reports. Of the total cases, 49,240 have recovered.

There are currently 474 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,762.

The number of tests performed in the state has reached 669,081, an increase of 5,500 during the previous 24-hour reporting period.

There have now been 717 deaths in Montana due to COVID. Among the 10 new deaths since Wednesday were people in the following counties: Yellowstone, Richland, Dawson, Rosebud, and Valley. The counties with the most cumulative deaths as of Wednesday are:

  • Big Horn: 48
  • Cascade: 78
  • Gallatin: 24
  • Glacier: 29
  • Hill: 31
  • Missoula: 43
  • Roosevelt: 45
  • Silver Bow: 34
  • Yellowstone: 124

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-19 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 precisely 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)
Flathead County Cases: 7,097 Total | 125 New | 2,075 Active
Gallatin County Cases: 7,622 Total | 99 New | 506 Active
Yellowstone County Cases: 11,383 Total | 97 New | 4,799 Active
Missoula County Cases: 4,927 Total | 73 New | 1,177 Active
Silver Bow County Cases: 2,299 Total | 41 New | 584 Active
Cascade County Cases: 5,272 Total | 37 New | 2,207 Active
Ravalli County Cases: 1,620 Total | 37 New | 552 Active
Lewis & Clark County Cases: 3,093 Total | 31 New | 1,463 Active
Big Horn County Cases: 1,835 Total | 27 New | 207 Active
Fergus County Cases: 674 Total | 25 New | 155 Active
Lake County Cases: 1,127 Total | 24 New | 173 Active
Phillips County Cases: 310 Total | 24 New | 54 Active
Hill County Cases: 1,389 Total | 20 New | 157 Active
Lincoln County Cases: 790 Total | 20 New | 152 Active
Valley County Cases: 584 Total | 18 New | 55 Active
Beaverhead County Cases: 592 Total | 17 New | 42 Active
Dawson County Cases: 676 Total | 16 New | 54 Active
Toole County Cases: 617 Total | 16 New | 26 Active
Sheridan County Cases: 301 Total | 15 New | 38 Active
Rosebud County Cases: 897 Total | 13 New | 34 Active
Madison County Cases: 425 Total | 12 New | 27 Active
Deer Lodge County Cases: 751 Total | 11 New | 40 Active
Custer County Cases: 764 Total | 9 New | 68 Active
Broadwater County Cases: 207 Total | 8 New | 47 Active
Granite County Cases: 134 Total | 7 New | 21 Active
Roosevelt County Cases: 1,265 Total | 7 New | 77 Active
Teton County Cases: 223 Total | 7 New | 47 Active
Carbon County Cases: 605 Total | 6 New | 35 Active
Pondera County Cases: 319 Total | 6 New | 36 Active
Jefferson County Cases: 521 Total | 5 New | 84 Active
Sanders County Cases: 266 Total | 5 New | 31 Active
Stillwater County Cases: 452 Total | 5 New | 90 Active
Blaine County Cases: 539 Total | 4 New | 32 Active
Chouteau County Cases: 290 Total | 3 New | 43 Active
Glacier County Cases: 1,182 Total | 3 New | 24 Active
McCone County Cases: 111 Total | 3 New | 14 Active
Mineral County Cases: 79 Total | 3 New | 25 Active
Musselshell County Cases: 228 Total | 3 New | 35 Active
Park County Cases: 673 Total | 3 New | 154 Active
Richland County Cases: 715 Total | 3 New | 316 Active
Wheatland County Cases: 109 Total | 3 New | 8 Active
Fallon County Cases: 251 Total | 2 New | 22 Active
Treasure County Cases: 32 Total | 2 New | 4 Active
Daniels County Cases: 124 Total | 1 New | 20 Active
Judith Basin County Cases: 66 Total | 1 New | 20 Active
Powell County Cases: 720 Total | 1 New | 121 Active
Sweet Grass County Cases: 265 Total | 1 New | 24 Active
Carter County Cases: 120 Total | 0 New | 10 Active
Garfield County Cases: 65 Total | 0 New | 5 Active
Golden Valley County Cases: 24 Total | 0 New | 0 Active
Liberty County Cases: 94 Total | 0 New | 19 Active
Meagher County Cases: 110 Total | 0 New | 1 Active
Petroleum County Cases: 8 Total | 0 New | 2 Active
Powder River County Cases: 90 Total | 0 New | 3 Active
Prairie County Cases: 101 Total | 0 New | 13 Active
Wibaux County Cases: 89 Total | 0 New | 12 Active