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Montana COVID update: 1,144 new cases (September 23, 2021)

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 14:26:37-04

HELENA — There were 1,144 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Thursday, Sept. 23, with a current total of 10,842 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

Information from DPHHS at this point does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

The number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 1,930, an increase of 16 since the total reported on Wednesday, according to DPHHS.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID is 402, an increase of 7 since Wednesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 7,258.

An estimated 52% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 482,322 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

COUNTIES WITH THE MOST NEW CASES

  • Gallatin County: 176 New, 849 Active
  • Yellowstone County: 157 New, 2,461 Active
  • Missoula County: 117 New, 1,274 Active
  • Flathead County: 106 New, 1,046 Active
  • Cascade County: 76 New, 1,236 Active
  • Silver Bow County: 59 New, 232 Active
  • Lewis and Clark County: 54 New, 596 Active
  • Beaverhead County: 43 New, 144 Active
  • Lincoln County: 34 New, 311 Active
  • Sanders County: 34 New, 148 Active

There have been 145,000 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 132,228. There have been 9,661 COVID tests administered since Wednesday.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. The state website has county-specific data on vaccination rates, new/total cases, and more.

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