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COVID in Montana (Tuesday, November 24)

COVID in Montana (Tuesday, November 24)
COVID in Montana (Tuesday, November 24)
Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 16:46:27-05

There were 870 new COVID-19 cases across Montana on Tuesday, and the death toll has now reached 652, according to data compiled over the past 24 hours by MTN News.

There are currently 16,014 active cases in Montana, and there has been a cumulative total of 57,613 cases, MTN reports. Of the total cases, 40,947 have recovered.

There are currently 467 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,420. There were 4,822 completed tests within the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 622,796.

The counties with the most deaths as of November 24 are:

  • Big Horn: 47
  • Cascade: 67
  • Glacier: 27
  • Hill: 31
  • Missoula: 41
  • Roosevelt: 44
  • Silver Bow: 26
  • Yellowstone: 113

The numbers reported by MTN News reflect the latest data from the Montana COVID website, along with supplemental data received from county health departments. The disparity between state 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 has decided to use a combination of these sources to deliver more accurate information across all media platforms. Local county health departments may be alerted to cases before DPHHS. As those counties share that information with the public, MTN feels it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that local data means that numbers reported by MTN will not align precisely with the DPHHS figures.

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Tuesday: "We have 140 new cases today, bringing us to 2104 active cases of COVID-19. Please be mindful of the recent spike in case numbers and of the high rate of community transmission when planning your Thanksgiving gatherings."

RESTRICTIONS: Tighter statewide restrictions went into effect on November 20 due to the spike in the number of cases and deaths. Click here to read the full text of the directive.

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, 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 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 (DPHHS DATA)
Cascade County Cases
4,595 Total | 140 New | 2,104 Active

Flathead County Cases
6,214 Total | 140 New | 2,344 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
10,298 Total | 94 New | 3,730 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
2,463 Total | 92 New | 1,035 Active

Gallatin County Cases
6,903 Total | 80 New | 724 Active

Missoula County Cases
4,297 Total | 59 New | 1,593 Active

Custer County Cases
694 Total | 41 New | 170 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
1,932 Total | 41 New | 721 Active

Hill County Cases
1,264 Total | 24 New | 161 Active

Jefferson County Cases
437 Total | 24 New | 111 Active

Ravalli County Cases
1,357 Total | 20 New | 598 Active

Fergus County Cases
545 Total | 19 New | 298 Active

Chouteau County Cases
258 Total | 18 New | 70 Active

Lincoln County Cases
696 Total | 13 New | 236 Active

Valley County Cases
538 Total | 13 New | 46 Active

Sanders County Cases
212 Total | 12 New | 33 Active

Dawson County Cases
579 Total | 11 New | 133 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,154 Total | 11 New | 40 Active

Lake County Cases
960 Total | 11 New | 165 Active

Stillwater County Cases
407 Total | 9 New | 89 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
555 Total | 8 New | 87 Active

Blaine County Cases
505 Total | 8 New | 39 Active

Carbon County Cases
562 Total | 8 New | 78 Active

Park County Cases
562 Total | 8 New | 246 Active

Phillips County Cases
262 Total | 8 New | 45 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
690 Total | 6 New | 75 Active

Pondera County Cases
287 Total | 6 New | 54 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,769 Total | 5 New | 201 Active

Meagher County Cases
108 Total | 5 New | 6 Active

Wibaux County Cases
81 Total | 5 New | 23 Active

Powder River County Cases
86 Total | 4 New | 13 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,193 Total | 4 New | 182 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
226 Total | 4 New | 35 Active

Fallon County Cases
230 Total | 3 New | 40 Active

Musselshell County Cases
204 Total | 3 New | 75 Active

Rosebud County Cases
845 Total | 3 New | 37 Active

Daniels County Cases
96 Total | 2 New | 13 Active

Liberty County Cases
78 Total | 2 New | 34 Active

Powell County Cases
587 Total | 2 New | 61 Active

Teton County Cases
168 Total | 2 New | 29 Active

Garfield County Cases
62 Total | 1 New | 17 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
49 Total | 1 New | 34 Active

Madison County Cases
392 Total | 1 New | 49 Active

Prairie County Cases
72 Total | 1 New | 15 Active

Sheridan County Cases
241 Total | 1 New | 24 Active

Toole County Cases
592 Total | 1 New | 11 Active

Broadwater County Cases
177 Total | 0 New | 38 Active

Carter County Cases
109 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

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

Granite County Cases
119 Total | 0 New | 29 Active

McCone County Cases
90 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Mineral County Cases
47 Total | 0 New | 18 Active

Petroleum County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Richland County Cases
500 Total | 0 New | 117 Active

Treasure County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Wheatland County Cases
99 Total | 0 New | 28 Active