Montana nearing 180 COVID-19 cases

Posted at 7:56 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:52:50-04

HELENA — Story updated 5:21 pm on March 30

According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, there are at least 177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon.

The number grew from the 171 reported cases on Monday morning.

Original story posted at 8:00 am

According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, there are at least 171 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.

The previously reported total Sunday evening was 161.

Gallatin County added at least five new cases for a total of 67 cases. New confirmed COVID-19 cases were also reported in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Missoula counties.

These numbers may rise as more counties report their caseloads to state officials.

Total Cases by County

  • Gallatin County - 67
  • Yellowstone County - 26
  • Missoula County - 12
  • Lewis and Clark County - 11
  • Silver Bow County - 9
  • Flathead County - 9
  • Cascade County - 7
  • Toole County - 6
  • Madison County - 4
  • Lincoln County - 4
  • Broadwater County - 3
  • Lake County - 3
  • Park County - 2
  • Deer Lodge County - 2
  • Jefferson County - 2
  • Ravalli County - 1
  • Meagher County - 1
  • Roosevelt County - 1
  • Hill County - 1

Gov. Steve Bullock confirmed the first death due to COVID-19 in Montana Thursday night. The person who died was confirmed as a 77-year old Lincoln County man on Friday.

A second death was reported Sunday , when a Madison County resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020.

There have been 10 hospitalizations as a result of coronavirus amd as of Sunday afternoon, 4,068 COVID-19 tests had been completed in Montana.

No data has been provided yet about number of recovered cases.

Montana is currently under a "stay at home" order due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Public health officials know that the number of cases is likely substantially higher than the number of confirmed cases.

  • NOTE: Some confirmed cases are being re-assigned to other counties - for instance, a Glacier County case was re-assigned to Toole County, because the patient was tested and treated in Glacier County (Cut Bank), but actually lives in Toole County. That has happened in several cases. We know that it can be confusing - we are trying to keep things as accurate as possible as the situation changes.

"STAY HOME" ORDER: Governor Steve Bullock on Thursday afternoon issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations as efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continue. The order is in effect at April 10. Click here for complete details .