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3rd COVID-19 death confirmed in Toole Co.

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 14:23:19-04

SHELBY — The Toole County Health Department in Shelby confirmed on Wednesday the county's third death due to COVID-19, bringing the state total to five deaths so far, with at least 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Governor Steve Bullock on Tuesday said that 32 COVID-19 patients have recovered since coronavirus was confirmed in Montana on March 13.

The Toole County Health Department said that is has also confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19 in the county.

"We know this virus is deadly and now that reality has hit home in a terrible, tragic way. You as a community need to come together and stop this by following guidance provided. We are working diligently around the clock to stop the spread and keep our community informed."

The health department has not released any other information about the most recent death; we will update you as we get more information.

NOTE: This article initially reported six deaths. The Madison County Health Department said Johns Hopkins University had mistakenly reported an additional death in Madison County. The Johns Hopkins database has since been corrected.