Gallatin County reports ninth COVID-19 death

Posted at 1:01 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 15:01:46-04

The Gallatin City-County Health Department reported Saturday that another county resident has died from complications due to COVID-19.

The health department said in a press release a woman in her 90s who resided in a long-term living facility died last week. The release said the department "received the official death certificate this week that attributed the death to COVID-19 and other significant health conditions."

This is the ninth COVID-19 death in Gallatin County and is in addition to the 375 total deaths statewide reported Saturday by Montana DPHHS.

“We send our sincere condolences to this woman’s family and friends,” Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer said in the press release. “Our actions impact not only our loved ones, but our entire community. It will take a team effort to curb this virus. Every COVID-19 related death is a tragic reminder of the importance of remaining diligent in avoiding crowds, social distancing, wearing face coverings in public, washing our hands, and staying home when sick.”

The health department said no further details would be released out of respect for the family.

As of Friday afternoon, there are 594 active COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County.