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COVID-19 by the numbers: 20 to 39-year-olds contracting the virus the most in Yellowstone County

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 19:45:36-05

BILLINGS — In Yellowstone County, the age-range of people 20 - 39 years old saw the most new COVID-19 cases between Sept. 20 and Nov. 8, according to the most recent data from RiverStone Health.

The age ranges RiverStone accounts for are 0 - 19, 20 - 39, 40 - 59, 60 - 69 and 70 plus. Over the weeks starting Sept. 20 through Nov. 8, the 40 - 59 age range was consistently second for the most amount of new cases per week.

In the second week of November, 20 - 39-year-olds made up 37 percent of the county's 1,064 new cases that week. The next highest age range that week was 40 to 59-year-olds, who saw 27 percent of the total with 296 cases.

Comparing the end of September to the most current data, it's clear that cases are on the rise across the county.

For the week starting Sept. 20, Yellowstone County saw 366 new cases. Six weeks later, the county had 1,064 new cases in the week starting Nov. 8.

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A bar graph showing the new cases per week in Yellowstone County broken into age ranges by RiverStone Health.

To date, 114 Yellowstone County residents have died from COVID-19, according to RiverStone. There are 3,646 active cases across the county with 6445 who have recovered, according to the state's tracking map.

Click here to view more Yellowstone County COVID-19 data prepared by RiverStone Health.

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