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Montana reports 415 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 18:16:14-04

HELENA — Update 4:15 p.m. Musselshell County Sheriff Shawn Lesnik told MTN News that the two new cases from his county were actually Golden Valley residents who tested positive at a hospital in Musselshell County.

The updated information, confirmed by Julie Rooney, public health nurse for the Central Montana Health District, leaves Musselshell County with one total COVID-19 case. That person has recovered, according to the Central Montana Health District.

Golden Valley County has three cases of COVID-19, according to the health district.

Lesnik said the state's numbers likely won't be updated until Friday.

The story below has been updated with the new information



The Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map shows there are 415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning.

The previously reported state total on Wednesday was 404.

According to state statistics, 218 Montana residents have recovered from COVID-19 and there are currently 21 people hospitalized.

A total of 9,936 tests have been completed, according to the tracking map.



Total Confirmed Cases and New Daily Cases by County

  • Missoula County: 33 Total Cases | 3 New Cases*
  • Yellowstone County: 67 Total Cases | 3 New Cases
  • Gallatin County: 141 Total Cases | 2 New Cases
  • Golden Valley County: 3 Total Cases | 2 New Cases
  • Big Horn County: 3 Total Cases | 1 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: 13 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Deer Lodge County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Flathead County: 37 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Glacier County: 4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Hill County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Jefferson County: 2 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
  • Musselshell County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Park County: 7 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Pondera County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Ravalli County: 5 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Richland County: 3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Roosevelt County: 4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Silver Bow County: 11 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Stillwater County: 1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases
  • Toole County: 26 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

* The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting 35 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning -- including two "epi-linked cases. Local health departments often receive information on COVID-19 cases before state health officials.



Gov. Steve Bullock’s orders closing public schools and requiring people to stay home -- except for essential activities -- has been extended until April 24.

There have been three COVID-19 related deaths in Toole County, and one each in Flathead, Lincoln, Madison and Missoula counties.