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Gallatin County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 17:43:47-04

The Gallatin City-County Health Department announced Tuesday morning that a Gallatin County man died due to COVID-19 and other underlying health conditions.

The man was in his 50s and was found unresponsive at his home on July 7.

Gallatin City-County Health Department was informed Monday that the state medical examiner attributed the death to COVID-19 and a number of significant underlying health conditions.

“We send our deepest condolences to this man’s family and friends,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “We ask that Gallatin County citizens continue taking measures and following guidelines to keep our community safe. The virus remains dangerous and is still in our community. We must stay vigilant to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Out of respect for the family, no further details will be released.

This is the second death in Gallatin County related to COVID-19. This death is in addition to the 51 total statewide deaths reported today by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

Five new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Montana late Monday and Tuesday morning, bringing the total statewide to 51.

In addition, 94 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state Tuesday morning.

The new deaths include a man in his 40s in Yellowstone County and two people over the age of 65 in Custer County (the first deaths there), which were all reported Tuesday. A man in his 50s from Gallatin County was reported dead Tuesday, while another death was reported Monday in Lincoln County.

Yellowstone County now has 23 COVID-19-related death while Gallatin County has two.