VIDEO: Governor and health officials provide COVID update

Posted at 1:30 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:59:28-05

There were 962 new cases and no 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 November 12:

  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 499 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,541 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is 472.
  • ACTIVE CASES: There are 17,755 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 43,031 cumulative cases, with 24,804 people listed as recovered.
  • TESTING: There were 10,223 completed tests, for a cumulative state-wide total of 557,951.

Among the most recent deaths are individuals in Cascade County, Glacier County, Hill County, Blaine County, and Roosevelt County.

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 state and county data, MTN News reports the following:

  • TOTAL CASES: 43,516 (+485 from state)
  • ACTIVE CASES: 15,253 (-2502 from state)
  • DEATHS: 499 (+27 from state)
  • RECOVERIES: 27,764 (+2960 from state)

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Thursday morning: "The most recent data for positivity rate (10/22/20-11/4/20) has now been released and, unfortunately, the positivity rate has increased from 25.5% to 32.1%. That means that, at this time in Cascade County, *nearly* 1 in 3 people who gets tested for COVID-19 tests positive. Yesterday we had 7 new cases reported by State, bringing us to 1830 active cases (2884 total). Here are the details: one male, age 10-19; two men, ages 20-29; three women, ages 50-59; and one woman, age 80-89. We thank our community members for their efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially while case investigations & contact tracing are still behind."