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Montana COVID-19 cases rise to 354, 4 new cases in Yellowstone County

Posted at 9:55 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 14:19:34-04

The number of COVID-19 cases in Montana rose to 354 on Thursday, up 22 new cases on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Montana COVID-19 Response tracker.

The increase includes 4 new cases in Yellowstone County, bringing the total to 52 cases.

Stillwater County added its first case. Health officials in that county issued this statement Thursday morning:

Stillwater County Public Health announces the first case of COVID19 within the County. The first case is a male in his 50’s, the case has been self-limiting, with very little contact to others within Stillwater County. The patient and close contacts remain home in quarantine.

“As we monitor the COVID19 Situation around the State, we have prepared and worked hard to ensure that proper precautions have been taken for the safety of our communities, as well as hospital. We will continue to monitor cases within the County and our neighboring counties, and encourage safety for all individuals,” stated Natasha Sailer, RN, Public Health.

At this time, Public Health would like to take this opportunity to reinforce the “Shelter-In-Place” order by the Governor. Stay home unless leaving for essential work, essential needs, or safety reasons. Decrease the number of outings to grocery stores and utilize spatial distancing of 6 feet or greater when possible. Utilize services such as curb side grocery pickup and pharmacy pick up. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Gallatin County increased by 8 new cases to bring its total to 128, the most in the state. Flathead County added 3 new cases for a total of 34.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Montana remains at 6.

The total number of people hospitalized stands at 36, and 157 people have recovered from the disease.

RELATED: Health officials highlight 2 recoveries of COVID-19 in Billings

State health officials have conducted a total of 7,860 tests, up 462 in the last 24 hours.

Here's the breakdown by county:

Gallatin County

128 Total Cases | 8 New Cases

Yellowstone County

52 Total Cases | 4 New Cases

Flathead County

34 Total Cases | 3 New Cases

Cascade County

12 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Glacier County

3 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Stillwater County

1 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Toole County

18 Total Cases | 1 New Cases

Beaverhead County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Broadwater County

4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Carbon County

3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Deer Lodge County

4 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Hill County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Jefferson County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Lake County

6 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Lewis and Clark County

16 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Liberty County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Lincoln County

7 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Madison County

8 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Meagher County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Missoula County

26 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Musselshell County

1 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Park County

7 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Ravalli County

3 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

ichland County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Roosevelt County

2 Total Cases | 0 New Cases

Silver Bow County

11 Total Cases | 0 New Cases