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MT confirmed COVID-19 cases jump to 90; Missoula Co. sees new case

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 19:43:29-04

HELENA — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Montana jumped to 90 on Thursday afternoon.

One of the newly reported cases was in Missoula County, bringing the total to seven cases.

The local case was being reported in a man between 60 and 69 years old.

The state tracking map showed 71 cases earlier on Thursday.

Gallatin County now has 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases which leads Montana.

BY COUNTY:

  • Gallatin 38
  • Yellowstone 14
  • Missoula 7
  • Flathead 5
  • Cascade 5
  • Butte-Silver Bow 5
  • Lewis & Clark 5
  • Madison 2
  • Broadwater 2
  • Ravalli 1
  • Roosevelt 1
  • Jefferson 1
  • Hill 1
  • Glacier 1
  • Lincoln 1
  • Meagher 1.

There has been one hospitalization of a COVID-19 patient in Montana, according to the state Coronavirus Task Force.

There have not been any deaths in Montana attributed to COVID-19 at this point.

As of Thursday afternoon, the DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 2,680 tests for COVID-19; that includes 476 tests conducted since Wednesday.

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a stay at home order for all Montanans.

The directive issued Thursday afternoon will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28.

Montana joins Idaho and 17 other states across the country in issuing a stay-at-home order.

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