Montana COVID-19 update: 512 new cases, 15 additional deaths

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 28, 2022

HELENA - There were 512 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday in Montana, with 1,536 active cases in the state.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Montana has risen from 3,172 to 3,187, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

There were 15 newly reported deaths according to DPHHS. Twelve of the deaths occurred in February, one in January, and two in December.

Counties reporting additional COVID-19 related deaths

  • Fergus
  • Lake
  • Lewis and Clark (3)
  • Liberty
  • Sweet Grass
  • Yellowstone (8)

The number of active hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has dropped from 125 on Friday to 108 on Monday.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,608.

There have been 266,579 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 261,856.

There were 5,641 new COVID-19 tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

Counties with the most new COVID-19 cases

  • Cascade County Cases: 24,401 Total  |  129 New  | 141 Active
  • Flathead County Cases: 27,645 Total  |  127 New  | 114 Active
  • Yellowstone County Cases: 41,861 Total  |  47 New  | 301 Active
  • Gallatin County Cases: 33,807 Total  |  44 New  | 191 Active
  • Missoula County Cases: 26,721 Total  |  39 New  | 202 Active
  • Lewis and Clark County Cases: 17,388 Total  |  26 New  | 29 Active
  • Lincoln County Cases: 4,650 Total  |  14 New  | 41 Active
  • Roosevelt County Cases: 3,214 Total  |  9 New  | 29 Active
  • Deer Lodge County Cases: 2,456 Total  |  8 New  | 19 Active
  • Ravalli County Cases: 6,846 Total  |  8 New  | 57 Active

Information from DPHHS does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

A total of 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 555,745 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,406,584.

If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

People can visit the DPHHS website at any time for current state data and county-specific information.

The information is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.

MTN will be moving to a weekly COVID report with the first weekly report to be posted on Friday, March 4. For transparency, we want to explain our reasoning for making this change.

Montana’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been consistently falling in recent weeks, with the state recently seeing five consecutive days of fewer than 2,500 active cases.

Due to the decline, MTN believes a weekly report is appropriate for coverage at this time. MTN will continue to follow the daily numbers. Should cases and hospitalizations significantly increase in the future we will then return to a daily report.