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Montana adds 298 new COVID-19 cases (Sunday, Oct. 4)

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 21:44:04-04

Montana added 298 new COVID-19 cases to its total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Saturday, bringing the state's cumulative total to 14,635 cases.

A complete list of new cases reported by county is below.

Note: Numbers reported by the state each day may differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. MTN News counts the updated data individual counties report throughout a given day.

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 14,635 cumulative cases statewide, with 9,597 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 191 active hospitalizations, 744 total hospitalizations.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 4,851 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 2,630 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 357,413.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana remained at 187 as of Sunday, an increase of 1 since Saturday.

We will update this story with any information about the additional death we receive.

Governor Steve Bullock announced a statewide directive requiring face coverings/masks in Montana on July 15. The directive applies to counties that have four or more active cases of COVID-19. The directive requires that masks be used in most indoor settings and where social distancing cannot be maintained. Bullock said businesses will have the right to deny entry of anyone not wearing a mask. Click here to read the full text of the face-covering/mask directive.



CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data last month which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases. The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and COPD; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to learn more on the CDC website.

The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.



Total Confirmed, New Daily, Active Cases by County

Flathead County Cases

1,385 Total | 75 New | 728 Active

Yellowstone County Cases

3,611 Total | 46 New | 1,130 Active

Gallatin County Cases

1,579 Total | 35 New | 313 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases

174 Total | 22 New | 61 Active

Cascade County Cases

879 Total | 20 New | 438 Active

Hill County Cases

226 Total | 17 New | 83 Active

Toole County Cases

140 Total | 17 New | 65 Active

Lincoln County Cases

149 Total | 11 New | 40 Active

Rosebud County Cases

676 Total | 11 New | 117 Active

Ravalli County Cases

174 Total | 10 New | 37 Active

Jefferson County Cases

93 Total | 4 New | 42 Active

Lewis and Clark County Cases

366 Total | 4 New | 164 Active

Glacier County Cases

441 Total | 3 New | 279 Active

Powell County Cases

15 Total | 3 New | 5 Active

Teton County Cases

40 Total | 3 New | 19 Active

Valley County Cases

110 Total | 3 New | 47 Active

Carbon County Cases

131 Total | 2 New | 14 Active

Granite County Cases

30 Total | 2 New | 8 Active

Pondera County Cases

65 Total | 2 New | 44 Active

Custer County Cases

122 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

Dawson County Cases

87 Total | 1 New | 11 Active

Fergus County Cases

71 Total | 1 New | 10 Active

Judith Basin County Cases

9 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Madison County Cases

117 Total | 1 New | 12 Active

Missoula County Cases

884 Total | 1 New | 335 Active

Silver Bow County Cases

291 Total | 1 New | 58 Active

Wibaux County Cases

19 Total | 1 New | 10 Active