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137 new COVID-19 cases reported in Montana (Friday, July 17, 2020)

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 13:11:23-04

Montana confirmed 137 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 16. Yesterday the state reported 135 new cases.

The State of Montana officially counts 2,366 cumulative cases. Montana currently reports 1,337 active cases. The state added 2 new deaths to the count, for a total of 37. No other information was released at this time, we'll update this story as more information becomes available.

There are 45 active hospitalizations, with 992 people reported as recovered.

The state conducted 2,564 new tests for a total of 130,404 tests.

NOTE: MTN News includes the data reported by individual Montana counties, which may include cases not counted by the state and different methods for determining recoveries.

Total Confirmed Cases and New Daily Cases by County

Gallatin County

536 Total Cases | 47 New Cases

Yellowstone County

629 Total Cases | 45 New Cases

Lewis and Clark County

66 Total Cases | 7 New Cases

Carbon County

41 Total Cases | 6 New Cases

Park County

26 Total Cases | 6 New Cases

Flathead County

97 Total Cases | 5 New Cases

Cascade County

59 Total Cases | 3 New Cases

Madison County

37 Total Cases | 3 New Cases

Silver Bow County

28 Total Cases | 3 New Cases

Stillwater County

12 Total Cases | 3 New Cases

Custer County

40 Total Cases | 2 New Cases

Fergus County

4 Total Cases | 2 New Cases

Blaine County

1 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Richland County

33 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Beaverhead County

6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Big Horn County

129 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Broadwater County

9 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Dawson County

8 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Deer Lodge County

6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Fallon County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Garfield County

9 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Glacier County

28 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Golden Valley County

3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Granite County

6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Hill County

14 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Jefferson County

12 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Lake County

81 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Liberty County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Lincoln County

40 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Meagher County

4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Missoula County

130 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Musselshell County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Pondera County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Ravalli County

47 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Roosevelt County

9 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Rosebud County

15 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Sanders County

3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Sheridan County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Sweet Grass County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Teton County

15 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Toole County

31 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Treasure County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Valley County

4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Wheatland County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Wibaux County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

The state reported 37 deaths total in the state.

Lewis and Clark County reports an individual over the age of 65 has died from coronavirus. It is the first such death in the county.

The county resident passed away Tuesday. No other details on the death have been released.

Two of the deaths occurred in Yellowstone County, according to a press release from RiverStone Health.
The two deaths are connected to the outbreak at the Canyon Creek Memory Care in Billings.
On Sunday, July 12, a woman in her 90s passed away in a Yellowstone County hospital. Also on Sunday, a woman in her 90s passed away at Canyon Creek. To protect the privacy of the women and their families, RiverStone Health will not release further information about the deaths, the press release states.
A total of seven COVID-19 related deaths have been associated with Canyon Creek Memory Care.

Ravalli County confirmed its first death due to COVID-19 on Friday, a woman in her 90s.

Gov. Steve Bullock announced in a press conference Wednesday he is issuing a statewide directive requiring face coverings in Montana.

A press release from the Governor's Office said the directive applies "in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spread of the virus in Montana."

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According to the press release, the directive requires businesses, government offices, and other indoor spaces open to the public to ensure that employees, contractors, volunteers, customers, and other members of the public wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose while in these spaces.

The directive also requires face coverings at organized outdoor activities of 50 or more people, where social distancing is not possible or not observed.

“Many Montanans answered the call to mask up – a call that came from our hospitals, nurses, and doctors, our vibrant small business community, our frontline workers, and our high-risk neighbors,” Governor Bullock said. “I thank all of those who take seriously their personal responsibility and their role in stopping COVID-19. But we need even more Montanans, and the visitors who come here, to mask up.”

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