Montana COVID-19 update: 862 new cases, 11 additional deaths (Feb. 15)

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 13:14:31-05

There were 862 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in Montana, with 4,140 total active cases in the state.

There were 11 additional deaths reported. The total number of Montana residents who have died due to COVID-19 is now 3,083, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

One additional death was reported in each Carbon, Custer, Liberty, Missoula, and Yellowstone counties. Cascade County reported four additional deaths, and Lake County reported two additional deaths. Four of the deaths occurred in January and seven occurred in February.

The number of active hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is 236, a decrease from 266 hospitalizations reported on Monday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,373, with the state reporting 18 new hospitalizations since their last report.

There have been 258,765 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 251,542. There were 5,540 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 553,075 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,398,512. 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 Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.