Yellowstone County COVID-19 deaths reach 160

25 deaths reported in December
Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 12:55:13-05

BILLINGS — Yellowstone County health officials reported three additional COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

The county death toll due to the virus now stands at 160, and 25 deaths have been reported in the month of December.

RiverStone Health reports a man in his 50s and a man in his 90s died on Dec. 25, both at a Billings hospital.

On Dec. 27 a man in his 60s also died at a Billings hospital, the county health agency states in a press release.

“It is especially difficult to lose a loved one during the holidays,” said John Felton, Yellowstone County public health officer and RiverStone Health CEO. “I offer my deepest sympathies to those who have lost friends or relatives to this pandemic.”

RiverStone Health encouraged residents to continue practicing COVID-19 prevention methods:

  • Wear a mask in public and whenever you are with a person who doesn’t live with you.
  • Keep your distance of at least 6 feet from others who don’t live with you.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Stay home if you are ill.

To date, at least 13,629 Yellowstone County residents have been infected with COVID-19.

More information on the pandemic is available online here.