2 more COVID-19 cases in Yellowstone County as state total rises to 177

New report Monday afternoon
Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 19:44:50-04

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Yellowstone County Monday afternoon, bringing county's total to 28, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.

The two Yellowstone County cases are a woman in her 50s and a man in his 40s.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 cases jumped by six to 177. The new cases included the two in Yellowstone County, two in Gallatin County and one each in Park and Deer Lodge counties.

The two Gallatin County cases are a woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s. The Park County case is a man in his 60s, and the Deer Lodge County case is a man in his 30s.

The number of people hospitalized from COVID-19 in Montana jumped to 12, according to new data. Four people have died, including two from Toole County announced earlier Monday.

The state completed 279 tests Monday for a total of 4,411 since the beginning of the outbreak.

Total Cases by County are as follows: Gallatin County - 69 Cases; Yellowstone County - 28 Cases; Missoula County - 12 Cases; Lewis and Clark County - 11 Cases; Silver Bow County - 9 Cases; Flathead County - 9 Cases; Cascade County - 7 Cases; Toole County - 6 Cases; Madison County - 4 Cases; Lincoln County - 4 Cases; Park County - 3 Cases; Deer Lodge County - 3 Cases; Broadwater County - 3 Cases; Lake County - 3 Cases; Jefferson County - 2 Cases; Ravalli County - 1 Cases; Meagher County - 1 Cases; Roosevelt County - 1 Cases; Hill County - 1 Cases

Public-health officials say more cases are likely in the community that have not been tested. Yellowstone County Health Office John Felton has said he suspects "community spread" of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has begun.