HELENA — There were 643 newly reported COVID-19 cases across the state on Monday and the number of deaths stands at 701, according to data compiled over the past 24 hours by MTN News.
There were currently 15,395 active cases in Montana, and there has been a cumulative total of 62,686 cases, MTN reports. Of the total cases, 46,603 have recovered.
There are currently 477 people hospitalized. There were 5,798 completed tests within the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 656,021.
The numbers reported by MTN reflect the latest data from the Montana COVID website, along with supplemental data received from county health departments.
TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES (state data)
- Yellowstone County Cases: 11,045 Total | 69 New | 4,455 Active
- Missoula County Cases: 4,757 Total | 68 New | 1,462 Active
- Flathead County Cases: 6,805 Total | 58 New | 2,212 Active
- Silver Bow County Cases: 2,189 Total | 28 New | 738 Active
- Ravalli County Cases: 1,550 Total | 26 New | 695 Active
- Lake County Cases: 1,070 Total | 25 New | 153 Active
- Gallatin County Cases: 7,377 Total | 18 New | 448 Active
- Park County Cases: 653 Total | 18 New | 252 Active
- Lincoln County Cases: 755 Total | 13 New | 192 Active
- Hill County Cases: 1,333 Total | 10 New | 143 Active
- Cascade County Cases: 4,958 Total | 8 New | 1,990 Active
- Judith Basin County Cases: 59 Total | 4 New | 37 Active
- Carbon County Cases: 588 Total | 3 New | 38 Active
- Jefferson County Cases: 472 Total | 3 New | 66 Active
- Roosevelt County Cases: 1,243 Total | 3 New | 75 Active
- Beaverhead County Cases: 575 Total | 2 New | 59 Active
- Fergus County Cases: 623 Total | 2 New | 209 Active
- Teton County Cases: 200 Total | 2 New | 34 Active
- Valley County Cases: 562 Total | 2 New | 40 Active
- Blaine County Cases: 522 Total | 1 New | 25 Active
- Dawson County Cases: 632 Total | 1 New | 76 Active
- Lewis and Clark County Cases: 2,797 Total | 1 New | 1,217 Active
- Madison County Cases: 411 Total | 1 New | 17 Active
- Petroleum County Cases: 8 Total | 1 New | 2 Active
- Sheridan County Cases: 280 Total | 1 New | 30 Active
- Treasure County Cases: 29 Total | 1 New | 1 Active
NOTE: The disparity between state data from the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local data from county health departments continues to grow as COVID-19 cases escalate in Montana. MTN has decided to use a combination of these sources to deliver more accurate information across all media platforms. Local county health departments may be alerted to cases before DPHHS. As those counties share that information with the public, MTN feels it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that local data means there will be times when MTN coronavirus data does not align with the state report. Click here for the Montana COVID site.
RESTRICTIONS: Tighter statewide restrictions went into effect on Nov. 20 due to the continuing increase in the number of cases and deaths. Masks will be required in all counties regardless of the number of active cases. Capacity at restaurants, bars, and casinos will be reduced to 50%, with a limit of six people per table. The businesses must close by 10 p.m. Public gatherings will also be limited to 25 people where social distancing is not possible. Click here to read the full text of the directive.
CONTEXT: Not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public. The CDC released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more.
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