Montana COVID-19 update: 840 new cases, 8 additional deaths (Feb. 17)

Posted at 10:38 AM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 12:40:27-05

There were 840 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Montana, with 4,242 total active cases in the state.

There were eight additional deaths reported. The total number of Montana residents who have died due to COVID-19 is now 3,099, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

One additional death was reported in each Cascade, Custer, Gallatin, Toole, and Yellowstone counties, while Lincoln county reported three additional deaths. Three of the deaths occurred in January, and five deaths occurred in February.

The number of active hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is 213, a decrease from 230 hospitalizations reported on Wednesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,422, with the state reporting 15 new hospitalizations since their last report.

There have been 260,603 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 253,262. There were 5,176 new COVID-19 tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

Information from DPHHS does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

An estimated 54 percent of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 553,614 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,400,100. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

People can visit the DPHHS website at any time for current state data and county-specific information.

The information is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.