Montana COVID-19 update: 994 new cases

16 new deaths
Posted at 10:23 AM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 12:23:55-04

HELENA — There were 994 new COVID-19 cases reported in Montana on Wednesday with 11,041 total active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

There are 16 newly-reported deaths in the state on Wednesday, seven of which occurred in the past week. The remaining deaths are being reported as part of data reconciliation, according to DPHHS. Of those, four occurred earlier in October, and five occurred from April to September 2021.

The 16 deaths reported on Wednesday occurred in the following counties:

  • Blaine (1)
  • Cascade (1)
  • Custer (1)
  • Hill (1)
  • Lewis & Clark (1)
  • Ravalli (1)
  • Sanders (6)
  • Stillwater (2)
  • Sweet Grass (1)
  • Yellowstone (1).

The total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID-19 is now 2,321, according to DPHHS.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 463, up from 458 on Tuesday.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 8,730.

There have been 174,087 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 160,725.

There have been 7,352 COVID-19 tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

An estimated 55% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 503,073 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,081,915.

Counties with the most new cases

  • Yellowstone County: 226 New; 2,617 Active
  • Gallatin County: 110 New; 496 Active
  • Cascade County: 95 New; 1,260 Active
  • Flathead County: 94 New; 1,226 Active
  • Missoula County: 81 New; 1,600 Active
  • Lewis and Clark County: 62 New; 881 Active
  • Silver Bow County: 39 New; 131 Active
  • Stillwater County: 37 New; 120 Active
  • Ravalli County: 23 New; 348 Active
  • Custer County: 19 New; 108 Active

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

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Wednesday, October 27. The website contains county-specific data on new cases, vaccination rates, and more.