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COVID-19 in Montana (Saturday October 3)

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 14:14:52-04

There were 501 new cases and no 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 3:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 14,356 cumulative cases statewide, with 9,601 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 189 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 741 hospitalizations.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 4,569 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,421 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 354,783.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 186.

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.

Cascade County has reported a cumulative number of 860 cases, an increase of 35 from yesterday. Of those, 435 are listed as recovered, 419 are currently listed as active, and six people have died.

During a news conference on Wednesday, representatives from hospitals around the state say they’re feeling the stress from the increase in COVID hospitalizations. Benefis Health System in Great Falls is currently at 115% capacity, with 37 patients hospitalized due to COVID complications, seven of whom are in the ICU. Click here to read more.



CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data last month which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases. The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and COPD; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to learn more on the CDC website.

The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.



COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Yellowstone County Cases
3,567 Total | 74 New | 1,087 Active

Gallatin County Cases
1,546 Total | 56 New | 279 Active

Flathead County Cases
1,313 Total | 49 New | 655 Active

Blaine County Cases
75 Total | 36 New | 56 Active

Cascade County Cases
860 Total | 35 New | 419 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
152 Total | 29 New | 39 Active

Glacier County Cases
438 Total | 28 New | 276 Active

Richland County Cases
137 Total | 19 New | 64 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
290 Total | 19 New | 57 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
362 Total | 15 New | 160 Active

Big Horn County Cases
958 Total | 14 New | 148 Active

Hill County Cases
209 Total | 13 New | 66 Active

Rosebud County Cases
668 Total | 13 New | 108 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
131 Total | 8 New | 55 Active

Sanders County Cases
56 Total | 8 New | 12 Active

Teton County Cases
37 Total | 8 New | 16 Active

Wibaux County Cases
18 Total | 8 New | 9 Active

Prairie County Cases
14 Total | 7 New | 12 Active

Stillwater County Cases
90 Total | 5 New | 42 Active

Dawson County Cases
86 Total | 4 New | 10 Active

Lake County Cases
292 Total | 4 New | 45 Active

Lincoln County Cases
138 Total | 4 New | 29 Active

Meagher County Cases
34 Total | 4 New | 10 Active

Powder River County Cases
25 Total | 4 New | 15 Active

Valley County Cases
107 Total | 4 New | 44 Active

Fallon County Cases
17 Total | 3 New | 13 Active

Fergus County Cases
70 Total | 3 New | 9 Active

Madison County Cases
116 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Ravalli County Cases
164 Total | 3 New | 27 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
417 Total | 3 New | 210 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
51 Total | 3 New | 10 Active

Toole County Cases
123 Total | 3 New | 48 Active

Carbon County Cases
129 Total | 2 New | 12 Active

Granite County Cases
28 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Jefferson County Cases
89 Total | 2 New | 38 Active

Custer County Cases
121 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

McCone County Cases
27 Total | 1 New | 6 Active

Mineral County Cases
6 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Park County Cases
113 Total | 1 New | 27 Active

Phillips County Cases
123 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Wheatland County Cases
21 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

COUNTIES REPORTING NO NEW CASES
Broadwater County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Carter County Cases
9 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Chouteau County Cases
36 Total | 0 New | 14 Active

Daniels County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Garfield County Cases
18 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
8 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Liberty County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Missoula County Cases
884 Total | 0 New | 335 Active

Musselshell County Cases
37 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Pondera County Cases
63 Total | 0 New | 42 Active

Powell County Cases
12 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Sheridan County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Treasure County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active