As of Thursday, Nov. 19, there have been 586 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19, according to data compiled by MTN News.
There are currently 18,587 active cases in Montana, and there has been a cumulative total of 52,707 cases, MTN reports. Of the total cases, 33,534 have recovered.
There are currently 482 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,221.
There were 4,423 completed tests within the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 591,406.
The numbers reported by MTN reflect the latest data from the Montana COVID website, along with supplemental data received from county health departments.
Note: As COVID-19 cases escalate in Montana, the disparity between state data from DPHHS and local data from county health departments continues to grow.
MTN has decided to use a combination of these sources to deliver more accurate information across all media platforms. We feel this is a more truthful accounting of the situation in Montana.
Local county health departments may be alerted to cases before Montana DPHHS. As those counties share that information with the public, MTN feels it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that local data means there will be times when MTN coronavirus data does not align with the state report.