Yellowstone Co. reports 26th COVID-19 related death

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 12:15:21-04

BILLINGS — RiverStone Health, Yellowstone County's public health department, reports another COVID-19 related death of a Yellowstone County resident.

A woman in her 80s passed away at a Yellowstone County hospital on July 26, which is the 26th COVID-19 related death in Yellowstone County.

The recent Yellowstone County death is reflected on Friday's state COVID-19 tracking map and is the 60th in Montana to date.

"Our hearts ache as we learn about the death of yet another Yellowstone County resident," said John Felton, Yellowstone County health officer and RiverStone Health president and CEO. "May this woman's family and friends be comforted by many happy memories of days past."

"As the number of people infected with COVID-19 and the number of people who have lost their lives to this disease continues to rise, we must do better to protect each other," Felton continued. "Demonstrate kindness and care by the simple acts of mask wearing, watching your distance from others, washing your hands often and staying home when you are ill."

To date, 1,022 Yellowstone County residents have been infected with COVID-19.