Montana adds 1 new COVID-19 case, now at 445

Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 11:27:04-04

As of Saturday morning, Montana has 445 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.

That's an increase of just one from Friday's total of 444. The new confirmed case came from Cascade County, which now has 14 total cases.

There have been 14 deaths in Montana to date. There have been six deaths in Toole County, Montana's hardest hit county per capita, two in Cascade County, two in Flathead County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, Missoula County, and Yellowstone County.

Montana has conducted 12,497 tests, with 370 tested in the last 24 hours. There have been 61 total hospitalizations, 11 of which are active, and 339 people have recovered.

Governor Steve Bullock's stay-at-home order expired Friday and business around the state will begin to re-open Monday while still following social distancing guidelines.

The ongoing pandemic has caused numerous cancellations around the country and Montana. Following the cancellation of the high school spring sports season, the Montana East-West Shrine Game, which was scheduled to be played at Herb Klindt Field at Rocky Mountain College on July 18, was canceled Thursday. The Shrine Game had been played every year since 1947.