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Montana COVID-19 report (Saturday, Oct. 17)

Montana COVID-19 report (Saturday, Oct. 17)
Posted at 10:38 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 12:38:13-04

There were 641 new cases and five new deaths added to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Saturday.

The data below is from the official Montana website on Oct. 17:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 22,233 cumulative cases statewide, with 13,395 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 324 active hospitalizations, 1,001 total hospitalizations.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 8,598 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 2,666 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 428,128.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now at 240, an increase of 5 since Friday.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates.

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

Yellowstone County Cases

4,941 Total | 110 New | 1,946 Active

Cascade County Cases

1,371 Total | 63 New | 601 Active

Gallatin County Cases

2,183 Total | 62 New | 353 Active

Flathead County Cases

2,403 Total | 56 New | 1,245 Active

Missoula County Cases

1,549 Total | 37 New | 561 Active

Roosevelt County Cases

762 Total | 37 New | 379 Active

Hill County Cases

498 Total | 35 New | 249 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases

320 Total | 25 New | 152 Active

Lake County Cases

425 Total | 25 New | 177 Active

Lewis and Clark County Cases

573 Total | 20 New | 321 Active

Ravalli County Cases

316 Total | 19 New | 129 Active

Valley County Cases

248 Total | 12 New | 123 Active

Blaine County Cases

193 Total | 11 New | 113 Active

Dawson County Cases

157 Total | 11 New | 70 Active

Lincoln County Cases

243 Total | 9 New | 134 Active

Stillwater County Cases

141 Total | 9 New | 63 Active

Fergus County Cases

159 Total | 8 New | 43 Active

Richland County Cases

194 Total | 7 New | 121 Active

Rosebud County Cases

723 Total | 7 New | 61 Active

Carbon County Cases

195 Total | 6 New | 50 Active

McCone County Cases

45 Total | 6 New | 12 Active

Teton County Cases

71 Total | 6 New | 32 Active

Broadwater County Cases

38 Total | 5 New | 21 Active

Custer County Cases

185 Total | 5 New | 57 Active

Jefferson County Cases

124 Total | 5 New | 41 Active

Silver Bow County Cases

412 Total | 5 New | 147 Active

Toole County Cases

298 Total | 5 New | 146 Active

Granite County Cases

50 Total | 4 New | 27 Active

Madison County Cases

131 Total | 4 New | 12 Active

Powell County Cases

37 Total | 4 New | 25 Active

Carter County Cases

31 Total | 3 New | 22 Active

Musselshell County Cases

63 Total | 3 New | 27 Active

Phillips County Cases

142 Total | 3 New | 14 Active

Powder River County Cases

47 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Beaverhead County Cases

231 Total | 2 New | 47 Active

Mineral County Cases

13 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Glacier County Cases

777 Total | 1 New | 592 Active

Meagher County Cases

49 Total | 1 New | 10 Active

Park County Cases

169 Total | 1 New | 46 Active

Pondera County Cases

133 Total | 1 New | 44 Active

Prairie County Cases

29 Total | 1 New | 25 Active

Sheridan County Cases

42 Total | 1 New | 15 Active

Wibaux County Cases

36 Total | 1 New | 15 Active