Yellowstone County reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths on Thursday

Posted at 12:08 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 16:18:24-05

BILLINGS - Yellowstone County reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, bringing the county total number of deaths due to the virus to 124.

RiverStone Health said a man in his 50s and a man in his 80s died on Wednesday at a Billings hospital.

No further information about the deaths was released.

“This holiday season will be sorrowful for the families of these Yellowstone County men and for the families of 122 other county residents who have died this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” John Felton, Yellowstone County health officer and RiverStone Health CEO, said in a press release. “I offer them my deepest sympathy.”

“I ask everyone to help slow the spread of this highly contagious virus that has sent unprecedented numbers of patients to our local hospitals,” Felton said, again urging people to follow basic prevention measures: Keep your distance from people who don’t live with you, wear a mask in public and when around others at your workplace, work from home when possible, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are ill.

To date, 11,383 Yellowstone County residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 124 have died.

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