New COVID-19 death reported in Gallatin County

Posted at 3:42 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:03:42-04

The Gallatin City-County Health Department confirmed a new COVID-19 death in the county Monday.

GCCHD said in a press release:

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is deeply saddened to announce that a Gallatin County resident has passed away today from complications due to COVID-19.

The person was a male over 60 years old and had been hospitalized.

“We send our deepest condolences to this man’s family and friends,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “We ask that Gallatin County citizens continue taking measures and following guidelines to keep our community safe. The virus remains dangerous and is still in our community. We must stay vigilant to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Out of respect for the family, no further details will be released.

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The death marks the 15th COVID-19 related death in Montana as of Monday. Gallatin County has 146 cases, the most in the state, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracker.