According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map , Montana added four additional cases of COVID-19 on Friday, May 15, 2020.
All four cases are in Big Horn County. Three of the patients, two females and a male, are between the ages of 10 and 19. The fourth case is in a man in his 30’s.
Friday’s data raises the total number of cases in the state to 465. The state is reporting 466 cases because a case is attributed to Jefferson Co.
Jefferson Co. health officials reported on Monday afternoon that the case involved a man in his 50’s who has not been in the state for several weeks. They added that the case was not acquired in Montana and the man has not been in contact with anyone in Montana.
Since Thursday, the state completed 869 new tests. That raised the total number of tests counted by the state to 25,418. According to data on the map, 431 people are considered recovered, that represents 92.6 percent of Montana cases. There are three active hospitalizations as of Friday.
There have been 16 deaths in Montana to date. There have been six deaths in Toole County, two in Cascade County, two in Flathead County, two in Yellowstone County, and one each in Gallatin County, Lincoln County, Madison County, and Missoula County.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our community. To keep you and your family informed as we move forward, we're beginning a new series of reports. We're calling it The Rebound: Montana.
In the coming weeks and months, The Rebound: Montana will bring you stories to help navigate these uncertain times — from what you'll need to know when it's time to go back to work, to how those in the community continue to step up.
The Rebound: Montana Relief Fund
As we start to rebound from the impact of COVID-19, many Montanans need financial help. The Rebound: Montana Relief Fund is a partnership between MTN, AMB West Philanthropies, and the Montana Community Foundation.
MTN and AMB West Philanthropies will match the first $150,000 donated, but we need your help. If you can contribute, please visit ktvh.com/relief . There you’ll find an easy way to give and help our fellow Montanans rebound.