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MT COVID-19 Update: 629 new cases, 36 hospitalizations in past 24-hours

Aug. 26 COVID Update: 629 new COVID cases, 36 hospitalizations reported in past 24-hours
Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 12:52:47-04

HELENA — There were 629 new COVID-19 cases reported within the last 24 hours in Montana, with 4,239 total active cases in the state as of Aug. 26.

The last time the state had over 4,200 active cases was Jan. 25 according to MTN News data.

Yellowstone County added the most new cases with 119 reported, their total active cases is now 720. Flathead saw the second-highest number of news cases with 100, totaling 663 active cases. Missoula was the third highest with 71 new cases, with a total of 596 active cases.

There were eight new deaths reported; the total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 1,781, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 210. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 6,265, an increase of 36 since Wednesday. To date, roughly 1-in-20 (5.0%) reported COVID cases in the state have resulted in a hospitalization.

Montana crossed 50% of eligible residents vaccinated this weekend, with 459,514 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 936,356. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

There have been 124,910 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 118,890. There were 5,781 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

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 Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Cumulative, New Daily, Active Cases by County

  • Yellowstone County Cases: 19,825 Total | 119 New | 720 Active
  • Flathead County Cases: 14,467 Total | 100 New | 663 Active
  • Missoula County Cases: 10,623 Total | 71 New | 596 Active
  • Gallatin County Cases: 15,786 Total | 47 New | 233 Active
  • Hill County Cases: 2,199 Total | 38 New | 62 Active
  • Lewis and Clark County Cases: 7,661 Total | 33 New | 231 Active
  • Lincoln County Cases: 1,938 Total | 31 New | 98 Active
  • Ravalli County Cases: 3,561 Total | 31 New | 122 Active
  • Big Horn County Cases: 2,658 Total | 14 New | 18 Active
  • Lake County Cases: 2,407 Total | 14 New | 131 Active
  • Dawson County Cases: 1,197 Total | 13 New | 26 Active
  • Cascade County Cases: 10,683 Total | 12 New | 596 Active
  • Blaine County Cases: 886 Total | 8 New | 26 Active
  • Glacier County Cases: 1,624 Total | 8 New | 38 Active
  • Custer County Cases: 1,297 Total | 7 New | 42 Active
  • Fallon County Cases: 338 Total | 6 New | 6 Active
  • Fergus County Cases: 1,241 Total | 6 New | 19 Active
  • Carbon County Cases: 990 Total | 5 New | 19 Active
  • Mineral County Cases: 415 Total | 5 New | 39 Active
  • Deer Lodge County Cases: 1,248 Total | 4 New | 30 Active
  • McCone County Cases: 199 Total | 4 New | 7 Active
  • Park County Cases: 1,625 Total | 4 New | 55 Active
  • Richland County Cases: 1,309 Total | 4 New | 25 Active
  • Rosebud County Cases: 1,299 Total | 4 New | 25 Active
  • Granite County Cases: 254 Total | 3 New | 12 Active
  • Jefferson County Cases: 1,192 Total | 3 New | 15 Active
  • Liberty County Cases: 150 Total | 3 New | 14 Active
  • Madison County Cases: 860 Total | 3 New | 22 Active
  • Phillips County Cases: 566 Total | 3 New | 25 Active
  • Powell County Cases: 1,038 Total | 3 New | 25 Active
  • Roosevelt County Cases: 1,723 Total | 3 New | 21 Active
  • Sanders County Cases: 770 Total | 3 New | 29 Active
  • Broadwater County Cases: 565 Total | 2 New | 18 Active
  • Toole County Cases: 807 Total | 2 New | 11 Active
  • Valley County Cases: 934 Total | 2 New | 18 Active
  • Chouteau County Cases: 527 Total | 1 New | 3 Active
  • Garfield County Cases: 95 Total | 1 New | 6 Active
  • Musselshell County Cases: 389 Total | 1 New | 8 Active
  • Pondera County Cases: 555 Total | 1 New | 16 Active
  • Powder River County Cases: 169 Total | 1 New | 4 Active
  • Sheridan County Cases: 442 Total | 1 New | 5 Active
  • Silver Bow County Cases: 4,400 Total | 1 New | 102 Active
  • Stillwater County Cases: 808 Total | 1 New | 15 Active
  • Teton County Cases: 575 Total | 1 New | 5 Active
  • Wheatland County Cases: 194 Total | 1 New | 3 Active
  • Wibaux County Cases: 130 Total | 1 New | 3 Active