Cascade County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 20:04:41-04

The Cascade City-County Health Department said on Monday afternoon that a second Cascade County resident has died due to COVID-19. It marks the 12 death from this disease in Montana.

The person was a man over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions, according to a news release from the CCHD. Due to federal privacy laws and out of respect for the family, no further details will be released, according to the CCHD.

“We send our most heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of this man,” said Trisha Gardner, CCHD Health Officer. “I hope we will all support those who are grieving by continuing taking the measures necessary to protect our community.”

The first Cascade County death was reported on April 17th; that person was a woman over the age of 65,

As of Monday morning (April 20), there have been a total of 433 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana; there have no new cases since Sunday.

  • There have now been 12 deaths to date. There have been five deaths in Toole County, two in Cascade County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, Missoula County, Flathead County, and Yellowstone County. The official state website has not yet been updated to reflect the 12th death.
  • There have now been 57 hospitalizations to date of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 19 of those are considered "active (current) hospitalizations."
  • There have been a total of 243 recovered patients to date. The number of recoveries by county has not been released at this point.
  • The DPHHS public health lab has completed 11,051 tests for COVID-19, including 153 tests since Sunday's update.

Click here to see the current total of confirmed cases by county .