Montana reports 1,456 new COVID-19 cases (Oct. 4)

Montana COVID Update
Posted at 11:13 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 13:14:48-04

There were 1,456 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, Oct. 4, since Friday in Montana, with 11,498 total active cases in the state.

There were five additional deaths reported since the previous update. The total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID-19 is now 2,022, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

Custer County reported two new deaths, and one new death was reported in each Hill, Yellowstone, and Carbon counties.

The number of people actively hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 419, up seven from the 412 hospitalizations reported on Friday. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 7,734, with the state reporting 31 new hospitalizations since the last report. To date, roughly 1 in 20 (5.04%) reported COVID-19 cases in the state have resulted in hospitalization.

Missoula County added the most new cases with 199 reported, and there are 1,859 total active cases in the county.  Yellowstone County reported the second-highest number of news cases with 149, totaling 2,728 active cases. Cascade County was the third highest with 142 new cases and a total of 653 active cases. 

There have been 153,479 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 139,959. There were 13,341 new COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

Fifty-three percent of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 490,456 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,019,038. 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 Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.