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Montana COVID-19 case numbers update - May 15

4 new cases reported in Big Horn Co.
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Posted at 10:02 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:52:10-04

HELENA — The Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map shows there are 466 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Treasure State.

Friday’s data raises the total number of cases in the state to 465. The state tracking map is reporting 466 cases because of a case is attributed to Jefferson County.

Jefferson County health officials reported on Monday afternoon that the case involved a man in his 50’s who has not been in the state for several weeks. They added that the case was not acquired in Montana and the man has not been in contact with anyone in Montana.

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported late Thursday in Big Horn County. Two new cases were also reported in Custer County from out-of-state residents. Those cases will not be included in Montana's official total.

State statistics show that 431 Montana residents have recovered from COVID-19 and there are currently three people hospitalized. A total of 25,418 tests have been completed, according to the state tracking map. There are currently 19 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.

There have been 16 COVID-19 related deaths to date in Montana.

* It should be noted that local health departments often learn about results from private labs and updates their numbers before the state of Montana does, Additionally, there may also be differences in reporting criteria, so the local numbers may differ from those that appear on the Montana COVID-19 tracking map.



Total Confirmed Cases and New Daily Cases by County

  • Big Horn County: 8 Total Cases | 4 New Cases
  • Beaverhead County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Broadwater County: 4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Carbon County: 6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Cascade County: 17 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Deer Lodge County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Flathead County: 37 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Gallatin County: 149 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Glacier County: 6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Golden Valley County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Hill County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Jefferson County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Lake County: 5 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Lewis and Clark County: 16 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Liberty County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Lincoln County: 7 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Madison County: 8 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Meagher County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Missoula County: 39 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Musselshell County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Park County: 8 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Pondera County: 2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Ravalli County: 5 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Richland County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Roosevelt County: 7 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Silver Bow County: 11 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Stillwater County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Toole County: 29 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Wheatland County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Yellowstone County: 83 Total Cases | 0 New Cases




Governor Steve Bullock announced on April 22 a phased re-opening plan for Montana. Many retail businesses are up and running with restaurants, bars, casinos, and breweries becoming operational again on Monday.

Saying the city needs more time to prepare for a phased reopening and still lacks testing materials, the Missoula City-County Health Department on April 24 implemented guidelines more stringent than those issued this week by Gov. Steve Bullock in his Phase 1 plans.

Gov. Bullock announced new guidelines on May 7 that will allow gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning Friday, May 15 as long as they adhere to strict guidelines.



We know the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our community. To keep you and your family informed as we move forward, we're beginning a new series of reports. They are stories that will help all of us navigate through these uncertain times. In the coming weeks and months, we'll be focusing on “The Rebound: Montana.”

It is a series of reports, videos, and information that show our commitment to stories that will help you as our communities begin to rebound - from what you'll need to know when it's time to go back to work, to how those in the community continue to step up and help others.