Montana death toll rises to 7 after Flathead County reports COVID-19 related death

Flathead County reports first COVID-19 related death
Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 11:18:32-04

A seventh COVID-19 related death is being reported in Montana.

The Flathead City-County Health Department confirmed Monday the first death related to COVID-19 in Flathead County.

The person was over the age of 65 and was a resident of Flathead County. The person had underlying health conditions.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends,” said Hillary Hanson, Flathead City-County Health Department Health Officer.

“We want to remind our community about the importance of staying at home. We must work together to protect our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Health officials said that out of respect for the family no further details will be released.

Gov. Steve Bullock issued the following statement regarding the death of a Montanan due to COVID-19, marking the seventh in the state:

“I am saddened to hear of another death due to COVID-19 in Montana and am thinking of the family and friends who are grieving the loss of this fellow Montanan. We must stay vigilant in our efforts to stay home and take all precautions to protect our family, friends, and Montana’s most vulnerable during this difficult time.”