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COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday October 20)

706 new cases and 11 new deaths
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Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 13:32:31-04

There were 706 new cases and 11 new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Tuesday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on October 20:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 24,093 cumulative cases statewide, with 14,842 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 360 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,055 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at 252.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 8,999 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: There were 2,655 completed tests, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 445,021.

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: 273 (+21 from state)
  • Total Cases: 24,589 (+496)
  • Current Active Cases: 8,454 (-545)

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.

Governor Steve Bullock will host a news conference at 11:30 a.m. today (October 20) to provide an update on the CARES Act and discuss the economic impact of unemployment insurance benefits in Montana. He will also discuss the draft vaccination plan the state submitted to the CDC last week, and will be joined by a nurse from St. Peter’s Health to share her perspective as a frontline worker.

COVID-19 in Montana (Tuesday October 20)



Below are the new, total, and active cases by county; click here for county and age ranges of new cases.
COUNTIES REPORTING NEW CASES
Flathead County Cases
2,658 Total | 123 New | 1,308 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
5,246 Total | 67 New | 1,825 Active

Missoula County Cases
1,705 Total | 62 New | 625 Active

Gallatin County Cases
2,343 Total | 60 New | 426 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,181 Total | 52 New | 212 Active

Cascade County Cases
1,508 Total | 42 New | 738 Active

Hill County Cases
593 Total | 40 New | 313 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
675 Total | 39 New | 420 Active

Powell County Cases
80 Total | 37 New | 68 Active

Glacier County Cases
800 Total | 20 New | 615 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
353 Total | 19 New | 100 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
481 Total | 19 New | 120 Active

Blaine County Cases
241 Total | 13 New | 156 Active

Stillwater County Cases
154 Total | 13 New | 76 Active

Custer County Cases
198 Total | 10 New | 69 Active

Lincoln County Cases
254 Total | 9 New | 87 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
786 Total | 7 New | 403 Active

Chouteau County Cases
62 Total | 6 New | 19 Active

Daniels County Cases
22 Total | 6 New | 11 Active

Dawson County Cases
167 Total | 5 New | 80 Active

Fallon County Cases
37 Total | 5 New | 19 Active

Richland County Cases
229 Total | 5 New | 139 Active

Valley County Cases
285 Total | 5 New | 148 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
237 Total | 4 New | 19 Active

Carbon County Cases
204 Total | 4 New | 41 Active

Lake County Cases
455 Total | 4 New | 174 Active

Meagher County Cases
55 Total | 4 New | 10 Active

Ravalli County Cases
345 Total | 4 New | 157 Active

Rosebud County Cases
735 Total | 4 New | 66 Active

Jefferson County Cases
137 Total | 3 New | 54 Active

Madison County Cases
142 Total | 3 New | 18 Active

Park County Cases
190 Total | 3 New | 34 Active

Pondera County Cases
135 Total | 3 New | 18 Active

Broadwater County Cases
41 Total | 2 New | 24 Active

Fergus County Cases
167 Total | 1 New | 51 Active

Granite County Cases
53 Total | 1 New | 30 Active

Phillips County Cases
144 Total | 1 New | 12 Active

Sheridan County Cases
47 Total | 1 New | 16 Active

COUNTIES REPORTING NO NEW CASES
Carter County Cases
32 Total | 0 New | 23 Active

Garfield County Cases
19 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

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

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

Liberty County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

McCone County Cases
48 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Mineral County Cases
14 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Musselshell County Cases
72 Total | 0 New | 24 Active

Petroleum County Cases
3 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Powder River County Cases
47 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Prairie County Cases
29 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Sanders County Cases
88 Total | 0 New | 16 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
61 Total | 0 New | 8 Active

Teton County Cases
73 Total | 0 New | 19 Active

Toole County Cases
301 Total | 0 New | 121 Active

Treasure County Cases
11 Total | 0 New | 1 Active

Wheatland County Cases
60 Total | 0 New | 28 Active

Wibaux County Cases
37 Total | 0 New | 16 Active