Montana COVID-19 update: 929 new cases, 8 additional deaths (Feb. 16)

Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 14:27:19-05

There were 929 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday in Montana, with 4,129 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 3,091, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

Four of the additional deaths were reported in Cascade County, two in Glacier County, and one each in Dawson and Lake counties. All of the deaths occurred in February.

The number of active hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is 230, a decrease from 236 hospitalizations reported on Tuesday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 11,407, with the state reporting 71 new hospitalizations since the last report.

There have been 259,701 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 252,481. There were 5,379 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 553,324 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,399,266. 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 Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.