COVID-19 in Montana Update (Mon PM, April 6)

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 19:18:24-04

As of Monday evening (April 6), there have been a total of 319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana, and six deaths ( source/map ). The sixth death was confirmed on Saturday by the Missoula City-County Health Department. The other five deaths have been in Toole County (3, see below), Lincoln County (1), and Madison County (1).

There have now been 24 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana. As of Monday evening, the DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 6,985 tests for COVID-19.

Bullock said on Friday that his original "stay at home" order - issued on March 26 and running through April 10 - will likely be extended next week through April 29.

Governor Steve Bullock said on Tuesday afternoon that 32 patients in Montana have recovered. No new numbers for recoveries have been released since then. Bullock said during a news conference on Friday that state officials are working to provide updated recovery numbers.

Click here for information about recoveries and why it is still difficult to provide accurate data .

Gallatin County - 118 Cases
Yellowstone County - 47 Cases
Flathead County - 31 Cases
Missoula County - 24 Cases
Lewis and Clark County - 15 Cases
Toole County - 15 Cases
Silver Bow County - 11 Cases
Cascade County - 11 Cases
Madison County - 9 Cases
Lincoln County - 7 Cases
Park County - 6 Cases
Lake County - 5 Cases
Broadwater County - 4 Cases
Deer Lodge County - 3 Cases
Carbon County - 2 Cases
Jefferson County - 2 Cases
Ravalli County - 2 Cases
Beaverhead County - 1 Cases
Musselshell County - 1 Cases
Meagher County - 1 Cases
Roosevelt County - 1 Cases
Hill County - 1 Cases
Liberty County - 1 Cases
Glacier County - 1 Cases

TOOLE COUNTY: According to the state COVID-19 website , there are now 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toole County. Three of Montana's six COVID-19 deaths have been Toole County residents. Click here for more details about the situation in Toole County .

CASCADE COUNTY: As of Sunday evening, there are 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases. They are 2 women between the ages of 20-29; 1 man between 30-39; 1 man between 40-49; 3 women and 2 men between 50-59; 1 man between 60-69; and 1 man between 80-89. KRTV has confirmed that at least one of those patients was hospitalized in Great Falls. The City-County Health Department in Great Falls continues working with the patients to determine who they may have been in direct contact with, and communicating with anyone who may have been exposed. The CCHD says that due to federal privacy laws (HIPAA), they will not release any other information about the patients, including where they live.

US/WORLD: According to Johns Hopkins University , the worldwide numbers as of Monday evening are: 1,337,749 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 74,169; and 276,259 patients have recovered. The U.S. numbers as of Monday evening are: 362,759 confirmed cases;10,781 deaths; and 19,346 patients have recovered.