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Montana adds 89 COVID-19 cases (Sunday, July 26)

Montana adds 89 COVID-19 cases (Sunday, July 26)
Posted at 8:54 AM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 13:26:55-04

Montana added 89 new COVID-19 cases to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map Sunday, with 1,217 cases reported as active.

Yellowstone County had the most new cases Sunday with 29, followed by Flathead County with 16 new confirmed cases.

Note: Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally 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 3,342 cumulative cases statewide, with 2,079 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 62 patients hospitalized. There have been 199 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 1,217 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,300 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 152,315.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana stands at 46.

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.

We will update this story with a complete list of new cases added Sunday by county, age, and gender once that data is available from the state.