There were 69 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Montana, and the pandemic death toll in the state reached 1,651.
The number of state residents who have been fully immunized against the virus was reported to be 416,820, or about 45% of the state population. The total number of doses administered was reported to be 847,753.
According to the Montana Response: COVID-19 website, Yellowstone County reported 21 new cases of the virus, and Cascade County reported 16.
The remaining new cases were reported across 13 Montana counties.
Cumulative Total, New Daily, Active Cases by County
Yellowstone County Cases
17,897 Total | 21 New | 128 Active
Cascade County Cases
9,416 Total | 16 New | 85 Active
Flathead County Cases
12,360 Total | 7 New | 78 Active
Lewis and Clark County Cases
7,026 Total | 4 New | 28 Active
Missoula County Cases
9,320 Total | 4 New | 47 Active
Carbon County Cases
903 Total | 3 New | 7 Active
Stillwater County Cases
748 Total | 3 New | 8 Active
Lincoln County Cases
1,638 Total | 2 New | 7 Active
Ravalli County Cases
3,240 Total | 2 New | 19 Active
Sanders County Cases
668 Total | 2 New | 8 Active
Beaverhead County Cases
923 Total | 1 New | 4 Active
Gallatin County Cases
14,897 Total | 1 New | 10 Active
Jefferson County Cases
1,110 Total | 1 New | 4 Active
Judith Basin County Cases
92 Total | 1 New | 1 Active
Toole County Cases
725 Total | 1 New | 2 Active
State health officials reported there have been 113,092 cumulative total cases in Montana. The number of recoveries was reported to be 110,925.
There were 516 active cases reported across the state. Yellowstone County reported the highest number of active cases with 128, followed by Cascade County with 85 active cases.
The total number of COVID-19 tests administered in Montana was 1,424,147, an increase of 2,423 tests during the reporting period.
The number of people hospitalized was 55, and the total number of hospitalizations due to the virus was 5,428, according to state health officials.
Note: Since the early onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, MTN News made every effort to report local data, when available, in lieu of the statewide report furnished each day. County health departments were able to share data with the public faster than the state in certain instances. We believed that compiling this data along with that of the state was the best way to provide the most current look at the public health status in each of our communities.
With continued vaccinations and a continuing decrease in daily cases, state data has started to align more closely with local reports. Several major jurisdictions stopped providing their own updates and now funnel all of their data through the state website. Based on these factors, MTN News has decided that effective June 1, 2021, our COVID-19 reports will now rely on data from the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services website.
After several weeks of monitoring, the active case rate reported by the state closely aligns with that seen by departments that still report their own numbers. We believe that this information provides an accurate snapshot in each part of Montana. We'll continue to monitor data and if there is a need to add local information back into our reporting we will do so.