Second death in Montana due to COVID-19 reported

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 19:46:08-04

MADISION COUNTY — In a press release obtained by MTN News, Madison County officials have confirmed the death of a local resident who had tested positive for COVID-19.

"Regrettably yesterday evening (Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020), one of our Madison county residents lost their battle against the COVID-19 virus. We hope that this is the last life that will be lost against this invisible enemNo other details were provided at this time."

The press release states that Melissa Brummell, the public health director with Madison County Public Health confirmed the fourth case of COVID-19 in the county.

“I’m saddened to hear that a second Montanan has died from COVID-19. No matter in which community we live, the impact of each loss of life has a ripple effect all throughout the state and serves as a reminder of how serious this disease is. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of this Montanan," Gov. Steve Bullock said in a statement issued on Sunday evening.

Madison County has had 44 test results returned with four testing positive as of Sunday.

Montana's first COVID-19 death was reported on Thursday when a 77-year-old Lincoln County resident passed away.

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