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COVID in Montana (Wednesday December 2)

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 16:13:49-05

There were 1,096 new COVID-19 cases reported in Montana on Wednesday, and the statewide death toll has now reached 739, according to data compiled by MTN News during the last 24-hour period.

There are currently 15,622 active cases in the state, and there has been a cumulative total of 64,811 cases of the virus in Montana, MTN News reports. Of the total cases, 48,450 have recovered.

There are currently 478 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,733.

The number of tests performed in the state has reached 663,581, an increase of 2,686 from the previous 24-hour reporting period.

There have now been 717 deaths in Montana due to COVID. Among the 14 new deaths since Tuesday were people in the following counties: Daniels, Carter, Richland, Dawson, Roosevelt, and Valley. The counties with the most cumulative deaths as of Wednesday are:

  • Big Horn: 48
  • Cascade: 78
  • Glacier: 29
  • Hill: 31
  • Missoula: 43
  • Roosevelt: 45
  • Silver Bow: 35
  • Yellowstone: 122

SOURCES: The numbers reported above by MTN News reflect the latest data from the 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 a combination of these 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.

Governor Steve Bullock will host a news conference at 2 p.m. today to provide an update on how the state is utilizing the Coronavirus Relief Fund, discuss planning efforts to distribute a vaccine when available, and share an update on testing and how contracted medical staff are supporting Montana’s COVID-19 response.



TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES (state data)
Gallatin County Cases
7,587 Total | 147 New | 539 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
11,290 Total | 147 New | 4,701 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
3,070 Total | 137 New | 1,459 Active

Flathead County Cases
6,986 Total | 98 New | 2,000 Active

Cascade County Cases
5,237 Total | 72 New | 2,237 Active

Missoula County Cases
4,848 Total | 56 New | 1,278 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
2,262 Total | 33 New | 671 Active

Ravalli County Cases
1,585 Total | 23 New | 543 Active

Dawson County Cases
670 Total | 22 New | 57 Active

Jefferson County Cases
518 Total | 17 New | 90 Active

Hill County Cases
1,369 Total | 16 New | 151 Active

Lake County Cases
1,101 Total | 15 New | 163 Active

Teton County Cases
215 Total | 13 New | 42 Active

Chouteau County Cases
287 Total | 11 New | 42 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,256 Total | 9 New | 69 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
741 Total | 8 New | 37 Active

McCone County Cases
108 Total | 8 New | 12 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
265 Total | 8 New | 32 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,817 Total | 7 New | 213 Active

Carter County Cases
121 Total | 7 New | 10 Active

Fergus County Cases
650 Total | 7 New | 183 Active

Powell County Cases
719 Total | 7 New | 120 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
578 Total | 6 New | 32 Active

Blaine County Cases
535 Total | 6 New | 28 Active

Musselshell County Cases
224 Total | 5 New | 48 Active

Richland County Cases
712 Total | 5 New | 312 Active

Carbon County Cases
599 Total | 4 New | 36 Active

Custer County Cases
755 Total | 4 New | 65 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
65 Total | 4 New | 38 Active

Park County Cases
670 Total | 4 New | 154 Active

Pondera County Cases
313 Total | 4 New | 38 Active

Rosebud County Cases
886 Total | 4 New | 29 Active

Sheridan County Cases
285 Total | 4 New | 31 Active

Lincoln County Cases
770 Total | 3 New | 153 Active

Broadwater County Cases
199 Total | 2 New | 39 Active

Mineral County Cases
76 Total | 2 New | 23 Active

Sanders County Cases
261 Total | 2 New | 30 Active

Valley County Cases
567 Total | 2 New | 38 Active

Wheatland County Cases
106 Total | 2 New | 16 Active

Daniels County Cases
123 Total | 1 New | 24 Active

Fallon County Cases
249 Total | 1 New | 23 Active

Liberty County Cases
94 Total | 1 New | 20 Active

Meagher County Cases
110 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Stillwater County Cases
447 Total | 1 New | 85 Active

Toole County Cases
600 Total | 1 New | 11 Active

Garfield County Cases
65 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,181 Total | 0 New | 42 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
24 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Granite County Cases
127 Total | 0 New | 14 Active

Madison County Cases
413 Total | 0 New | 19 Active

Petroleum County Cases
8 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Phillips County Cases
286 Total | 0 New | 44 Active

Powder River County Cases
90 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Prairie County Cases
101 Total | 0 New | 19 Active

Treasure County Cases
30 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Wibaux County Cases
89 Total | 0 New | 11 Active