5 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Montana

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 00:24:26-04

Update 6 p.m. Lewis and Clark County public health officials confirmed a second case Friday of COVID-19, a teenage boy.

The boy is recovering isolated at home. The case does not appear to be connected to travel, officials said.

Flathead County officials also confirmed two more cases.

This brings the number of new cases in Montana to five on Friday.

A total of 20 people in Montana have tested positive for coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Update 3:15 p.m. Gov. Steve Bullock announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Montana Friday during a news conference.

One is a Madison County female in her 50s.

The second is a Lewis and Clark County man in his 30s.

Montana now has 17 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, as of Friday. Yellowstone County has five confirmed cases.

In addition, Bullock announced that Montana is extending the deadline to file taxes to July 15 in accordance with a directive from the federal government.

This is a developing story.

Related: Bullock shuts down dine-in restaurants and other businesses statewide

Watch the full news conference below:

Live Bullock news conference 3-20-20