Treasure County reports 1st COVID-19 death

Posted at 1:33 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 15:33:08-04

HYSHAM — The Treasure County Public Health Department reported Friday its first COVID-19 related death.

County health officials said in a press release that a woman in her 90’s died in the hospital Friday from COVID-19.

"This is a terrible loss to our community and our hearts go out to her family and friends," county health officials said in the press release. "Words cannot express the hole that she will leave in so many hearts and souls here."

To protect the privacy of the deceased and her family, county health officials said no further information about the case would be released.

According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Friday, Treasure County has had a cumulative total of 17 COVID-19 cases and currently has seven active cases.