Yellowstone County reports 3 additional COVID-19 deaths

Posted at 10:10 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 12:14:12-05

BILLINGS - Three additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in Yellowstone County on Wednesday.

Officials at RiverStone Health said in a press release that two men in their 50s died at a Billings hospital due to COVID-19 on Monday, Nov. 23.

On Tuesday a man in his 90s died from the virus at a Billings hospital.

No other information about the deceased will be released, the agency said.

The deaths are included in the daily Montana COVID-19 Response state report.

The latest deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Yellowstone County to 119. To date, 10,298 county residents have been infected with the virus, the agency said.

“Thanksgiving will be a sorrowful day for many Yellowstone County families who have lost loved ones too soon due to COVID-19 disease” said John Felton, Yellowstone County health officer, President and CEO of RiverStone Health. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of these three men and the other 116 Yellowstone County families who will gather around their Thanksgiving table with an empty chair.”

RiverStone Health urged all county residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting this virus at holiday gatherings, the press release states. Avoid exposing vulnerable people by limiting in-person celebrations to people who live with you. Visit with other relatives and friends via phone and video chat. Follow proven prevention steps every day: Keep your distance, wash hands, mask up and stay home if you are sick.