There were 746 new cases and 3 new deaths reported on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Sunday.
Two of those deaths were from Yellowstone County, a man in his 50s who died Friday in a hospital and a man in his 80s who died Saturday in a hospital. Here's the full news release from RiverStone Health:
RiverStone Health, Yellowstone County’s public health department, reports two more Yellowstone County residents have died due to COVID-19 related illness.
On Friday, October 23, a man in his 50s passed away in a Yellowstone County hospital.
On Saturday, October 24, a man in his 80s passed away in a Yellowstone County hospital.
To protect the privacy of the deceased and their families, RiverStone Health will not release further information.
These most recent deaths are reflected on the Sunday, October 25 state COVID-19 tracking map.
“In this time of sadness, I hope that the families and friends of the deceased find comfort in memories of joyous occasions and that their grief lessens in time,” said John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer, President and CEO of RiverStone Health.
“An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation puts deaths from COVID-19 as the nation’s third-leading cause of death in 2020, behind only heart disease and cancer. And as of October 15, the confirmed COVID-19 mortality rate is 66.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Claiming the lives of more than 225,000 Americans, 297 Montanans and now 85 Yellowstone County residents, we all must work together to prevent more families from having to bury loved ones,” said Felton.
To date, 5,952 Yellowstone County residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 85 have died.
The data below is from the official Montana website on Oct. 25:
- TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 27,880 cumulative cases statewide, with 17,832 people recovered.
- HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 357 active hospitalizations, 1,229 total hospitalizations.
- ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 9,751 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
- TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,577 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 465,607.
- DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now 297.
Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates.
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Governor Steve Bullock announced a statewide directive requiring face coverings/masks in Montana on July 15. The directive applies to counties that have four or more active cases of COVID-19. The directive requires that masks be used in most indoor settings and where social distancing cannot be maintained. Bullock said businesses will have the right to deny entry of anyone not wearing a mask. Click here to read the full text of the face-covering/mask directive.
CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data last month which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases. The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and COPD; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to learn more on the CDC website.
The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.
COVID-19 Survival Rates
- Age 0-19: 99.997%
- Age 20-49: 99.98%
- Age 50-69: 99.5%
- Age 70+: 94.6%
The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.
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Total Confirmed, New Daily, Active Cases by County
Yellowstone County Cases
5,952 Total | 147 New | 1,944 Active
Gallatin County Cases
2,839 Total | 113 New | 741 Active
Missoula County Cases
2,046 Total | 89 New | 874 Active
Flathead County Cases
3,014 Total | 70 New | 583 Active
Hill County Cases
716 Total | 31 New | 357 Active
Lake County Cases
521 Total | 26 New | 239 Active
Custer County Cases
274 Total | 22 New | 119 Active
Lewis and Clark County Cases
832 Total | 22 New | 570 Active
Richland County Cases
265 Total | 22 New | 85 Active
Silver Bow County Cases
551 Total | 17 New | 184 Active
Park County Cases
236 Total | 16 New | 69 Active
Deer Lodge County Cases
408 Total | 14 New | 147 Active
Lincoln County Cases
293 Total | 14 New | 93 Active
Ravalli County Cases
425 Total | 13 New | 237 Active
Blaine County Cases
283 Total | 12 New | 161 Active
Chouteau County Cases
96 Total | 12 New | 48 Active
Fallon County Cases
59 Total | 12 New | 41 Active
Fergus County Cases
205 Total | 11 New | 89 Active
Glacier County Cases
857 Total | 10 New | 661 Active
Jefferson County Cases
150 Total | 9 New | 67 Active
Powell County Cases
98 Total | 9 New | 86 Active
Sanders County Cases
96 Total | 7 New | 24 Active
Madison County Cases
163 Total | 6 New | 35 Active
Rosebud County Cases
749 Total | 6 New | 56 Active
Valley County Cases
326 Total | 6 New | 79 Active
Broadwater County Cases
67 Total | 5 New | 47 Active
Carbon County Cases
232 Total | 4 New | 43 Active
Garfield County Cases
34 Total | 3 New | 5 Active
Phillips County Cases
162 Total | 3 New | 20 Active
Sweet Grass County Cases
74 Total | 3 New | 16 Active
Cascade County Cases
1,708 Total | 2 New | 828 Active
Golden Valley County Cases
15 Total | 2 New | 10 Active
Teton County Cases
86 Total | 2 New | 32 Active
Toole County Cases
309 Total | 2 New | 118 Active
Dawson County Cases
211 Total | 1 New | 87 Active
Meagher County Cases
66 Total | 1 New | 15 Active
Roosevelt County Cases
898 Total | 1 New | 336 Active
Wheatland County Cases
62 Total | 1 New