Montana state health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.
Cascade County and Big Horn County each added three new cases, and one new case was reported in Dawson County, Lewis & Clark County, and Yellowstone County.
But the Missoula City-County Health Department is also reporting 4 new cases Tuesday morning, as well as 4 cases in Gallatin County, that the state of Montana did not count in Tuesday's case count.
There has been a cumulative total of 750 cases in Montana. There are 15 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday. There are a reported 157 active cases with 572 people listed as recovered.
"Locally, we are reporting 14 active COVID-19 cases with 95 close contacts," MCCHD wrote in a news release. "That’s 109 people directly affected by COVID-19 right now, not including the medical professionals and public health specialists that help manage individual care plans during quarantine and isolation.
"Active cases and their known contacts are in quarantine and isolation and will continue being monitored and supported by medical staff as needed. Please note that these four new active cases are reported locally but are not yet reported on the State DPHHS COVID-19 data dashboard."
The number of deaths remains at 21. There have been six deaths in Toole County, three in Yellowstone County, two in Cascade County, and two in Flathead County. The other deaths have been reported in Big Horn, Gallatin, Lincoln, Madison, and Missoula counties.