BILLINGS — Yellowstone County health officials reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.
RiverStone Health said in a press release that a man in his 70s died on Sunday, Nov. 22, in a Billings hospital. The agency states a woman in her 80s died Monday, Nov. 23, also in a Billings hospital.
There have now been 116 COVID-19 deaths in the county. No other information about the two additional deaths was released. The deaths are reflected in the Tuesday state health department COVID-19 tracking map.
“I am deeply saddened by the deaths of these Yellowstone County residents,” said John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer, President and CEO of RiverStone Health. “I hope that their loved ones will be comforted by caring neighbors in this tragic time.”
“Thanksgiving week brings potential for worsening spread of this virus, if we gather in large groups or with people who don’t live with us,” Felton said.
“I ask everyone in Yellowstone County to take responsibility for slowing transmission of COVID-19. Please stay home as much as possible, wear a mask when in public, wash your hands often and keep six feet away from people who aren’t living in your home.”