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COVID-19 in Montana (Saturday October 17)

641 new cases and five new deaths
COVID-19 in Montana (Saturday October 17)
COVID-19 in Montana (Saturday October 17)
Posted at 11:24 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 21:00:15-04

There were 641 new cases and five new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Saturday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on October 17:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 22,233 cumulative cases statewide, with 13,395 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 324 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,001 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 240.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 8,598 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: There were 2,666 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 428,128.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates.

Based on additional data from county health departments, MTN News is reporting the following:

  • Deaths: 257 (+17 from state)
  • Recoveries: 14,226 (+831 from state)
  • Active: 8,111 (-487 from state)
  • Total Cases: 22,594 (+361 from state)

Scroll down to see the list of new/total cases by county reported today; click here to see the age/gender of all cases reported today.

It's important to note that not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who does test positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public.






A news conference in Great Falls on Friday addressed the recent surge in COVID cases; you can watch the entire event here:

COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES TODAY
Yellowstone County Cases
4,941 Total | 110 New | 1,946 Active

Cascade County Cases
1,371 Total | 63 New | 601 Active

Gallatin County Cases
2,183 Total | 62 New | 353 Active

Flathead County Cases
2,403 Total | 56 New | 1,245 Active

Missoula County Cases
1,549 Total | 37 New | 561 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
762 Total | 37 New | 379 Active

Hill County Cases
498 Total | 35 New | 249 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
320 Total | 25 New | 152 Active

Lake County Cases
425 Total | 25 New | 177 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
573 Total | 20 New | 321 Active

Ravalli County Cases
316 Total | 19 New | 129 Active

Valley County Cases
248 Total | 12 New | 123 Active

Blaine County Cases
193 Total | 11 New | 113 Active

Dawson County Cases
157 Total | 11 New | 70 Active

Lincoln County Cases
243 Total | 9 New | 134 Active

Stillwater County Cases
141 Total | 9 New | 63 Active

Fergus County Cases
159 Total | 8 New | 43 Active

Richland County Cases
194 Total | 7 New | 121 Active

Rosebud County Cases
723 Total | 7 New | 61 Active

Carbon County Cases
195 Total | 6 New | 50 Active

McCone County Cases
45 Total | 6 New | 12 Active

Teton County Cases
71 Total | 6 New | 32 Active

Broadwater County Cases
38 Total | 5 New | 21 Active

Custer County Cases
185 Total | 5 New | 57 Active

Jefferson County Cases
124 Total | 5 New | 41 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
412 Total | 5 New | 147 Active

Toole County Cases
298 Total | 5 New | 146 Active

Granite County Cases
50 Total | 4 New | 27 Active

Madison County Cases
131 Total | 4 New | 12 Active

Powell County Cases
37 Total | 4 New | 25 Active

Carter County Cases
31 Total | 3 New | 22 Active

Musselshell County Cases
63 Total | 3 New | 27 Active

Phillips County Cases
142 Total | 3 New | 14 Active

Powder River County Cases
47 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
231 Total | 2 New | 47 Active

Mineral County Cases
13 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Glacier County Cases
777 Total | 1 New | 592 Active

Meagher County Cases
49 Total | 1 New | 10 Active

Park County Cases
169 Total | 1 New | 46 Active

Pondera County Cases
133 Total | 1 New | 44 Active

Prairie County Cases
29 Total | 1 New | 25 Active

Sheridan County Cases
42 Total | 1 New | 15 Active

Wibaux County Cases
36 Total | 1 New | 15 Active

COUNTIES REPORTING NO NEW CASES TODAY
Big Horn County Cases
1,111 Total | 0 New | 183 Active

Chouteau County Cases
52 Total | 0 New | 15 Active

Daniels County Cases
15 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Fallon County Cases
32 Total | 0 New | 14 Active

Garfield County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
12 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Liberty County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Sanders County Cases
82 Total | 0 New | 34 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
58 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Treasure County Cases
10 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Wheatland County Cases
58 Total | 0 New | 39 Active