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Montana adds 54 new COVID-19 cases (Sunday, Aug. 23)

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 11:26:57-04

Montana added 54 new COVID-19 cases to its total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Sunday.

A complete list of new cases reported by county is below.

Note: Numbers reported by the state each day may differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. MTN News counts the updated data individual counties report throughout a given day.

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 6,429 cumulative cases statewide, with 4,816 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 111 patients hospitalized. There have been 379 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 1,523 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,033 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 210,749.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana stands at 90.

On Friday, Missoula County reported its third death in the county due to COVID-19.

Flathead County reported a death due to the virus on Saturday, but the state map remains at 90.

Governor Steve Bullock announced a statewide directive requiring face coverings/masks in Montana on July 15. The directive applies to counties that have four or more active cases of COVID-19.

The directive requires that masks be used in most indoor settings and where social distancing cannot be maintained. Bullock said businesses will have the right to deny entry of anyone not wearing a mask.

Click here to read the full text of the face-covering/mask directive.

Counties Reporting New Cases

Yellowstone County Cases

1,792 Total | 18 New | 777 Active

Flathead County Cases

479 Total | 10 New | 104 Active

Glacier County Cases

111 Total | 6 New | 26 Active

Missoula County Cases

404 Total | 4 New | 45 Active

Big Horn County Cases

587 Total | 3 New | 169 Active

Cascade County Cases

198 Total | 2 New | 32 Active

Custer County Cases

64 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Gallatin County Cases

1,012 Total | 1 New | 34 Active

Hill County Cases

53 Total | 1 New | 8 Active

Lincoln County Cases

81 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Madison County Cases

91 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Phillips County Cases

108 Total | 1 New | 37 Active

Pondera County Cases

15 Total | 1 New | 4 Active

Powell County Cases

3 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases

9 Total | 1 New | 3 Active

Teton County Cases

17 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

Valley County Cases

37 Total | 1 New | 5 Active