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Montana reports 332 COVID-19 cases (Wednesday 4/08/2020)

13 new cases reported
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Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:06:27-04

According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map , Montana confirms 332 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. The previously reported state total Monday morning was 319.

Gallatin County now reports 120 cases, more than any other county in the state. Richland County has reported 2 cases, the first for the eastern Montana county. Toole County also reported 2 new cases.

According to the state, 135 Montana residents have recovered from Covid-19 and 31 people are hospitalized. 7,398 tests have been completed.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR SW MONTANA

STAY AT HOME

In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Steve Bullock announced he is extending his stay-at-home order, issued in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, through Friday, April 24.

Other directives issued by the Governor were also extended through April 24, including the closure of schools; the closures of bars, casinos and other nonessential businesses; prohibited dine-in service for restaurants; and the suspension of evictions, foreclosures and the shutting off of utilities for nonpayment.

In addition, Bullock also recommended Montanans wear cloth face masks when they're out in public places still open, such as grocery stores or pharmacies.

“We know that staying home will help to flatten the curve. For every person we take out of the chain of transmission of this virus, the more likely our health care facilities can handle the capacity to respond, and the more likely we can beat back this virus sooner rather than later,” Bullock said.

The official COVID-19 website for Montana will be updated just once per day, rather than twice. Updates will be posted at about 10 a.m. every day. Another change is that the website now includes the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Montana.

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Restaurants can offer take-out and delivery options during the state of emergency. Dine-in service is prohibited.

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