Yellowstone County reports 2 COVID-19 related deaths

Posted at 12:32 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 15:07:39-04

BILLINGS — Yellowstone County announced two additional COVID-19 related deaths on Friday.

The deaths stem from the COVID-19 outbreak at Canyon Creek Memory Care.

On Thursday, July 9, a man in his 90s passed away in a Yellowstone County hospital. Also on Thursday, July 9, a man in his 80s passed away at Canyon Creek. RiversStone Health will not release further information to protect the privacy of the families.

Thus far, five COVID-19 related deaths have been associated with Canyon Creek Memory Care.

"Our hearts break to announce the passing of two more Yellowstone County residents," said John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer and RiverStone Health President/CEO. "We share in the grief of each family member and friend that has lost a loved one to COVID-19 related disease. We must never forget that each person who passes is more than a number, they were somebody's father, mother, sister, uncle or husband."

To date, nine Yellowstone County residents infected with COVID-19 have died.