The death toll in Montana from COVID-19 increased to 16 on Wednesday, even as the state added no new cases, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.
The death was reported in Yellowstone County, the second COVID-19 related death reported in the county.
Here's a statement released Wednesday morning from RiverStone Health:
With tremendous sorrow, RiverStone Health, the public health agency in Yellowstone County, has reported the second death of an individual in Yellowstone County from complications due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This death marks the 16th from COVID-19 in Montana.
The death occurred on Tuesday, April 28. The man, in his 70s, died in a Yellowstone County hospital. To protect the privacy of the individual and family members, RiverStone Health will not release further information about the death.
“COVID-19 has taken its second life in the community and the virus has prevented many from being with those they love in their last days and at their most vulnerable moments,” said John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer and President and CEO of RiverStone Health. “The death of this resident is a reminder of the extremely serious nature of this pandemic. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones at this difficult time”.
There have been six deaths in Toole County, two in Cascade County, two in Flathead County, two in Yellowstone County and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, Missoula County and Gallatin County.
We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.
|County of Residence||Number of Cases||Number of Deaths||Community Transmission*|
|Lewis and Clark||16||Yes|