KALISPELL — On Wednesday in the Flathead almost 100 Kalispell Regional Healthcare employees have tested positive for COVID-19 while around 72 employees are quarantined as a precaution.
Chris Leopold, KRH's communications specialist, told MTN that KRH is an organization with around 4,000 employees so the hospital is not adversely affected by those who are out.
The state has sent over 28 medical staff members to assist at KRH and several members of the Montana National Guard are also deployed.
Tonight, 21 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 at KRH.
Leopold said that number changes frequently with the hospital peaking at 36 a few weeks ago.