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Montana adds 106 new COVID-19 cases (Saturday, July 18)

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 12:14:25-04

Health officials added 106 new COVID-19 cases to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map Saturday morning, with 1,359 cases reported as active.

The highest number of new reported cases on Saturday is 30 in Yellowstone County. Gallatin County had the second-highest new case count with 19.

Note: 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. MTN News counts the updated data individual counties report throughout a given day. The numbers below are from the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services on Saturday, July 18:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have now been 2,471 cumulative cases statewide, and 1,075 people have recovered from the virus.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 46 patients hospitalized. There have been 164 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 1,359 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,475 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 131,879.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now 37. On Thursday, Lewis & Clark County health officials reported its first COVID-19 related death. The second new death reported Friday is connected to Canyon Creek Memory Care, a Billings senior care facility struggling with a deadly outbreak of the virus. Five other deaths have been reported this week in connection with Canyon Creek. There have been six deaths in Toole County, four in Yellowstone County, four in Big Horn County, two in Cascade County, and two in Flathead County. The other deaths have been reported in Gallatin, Lincoln, Madison, Ravalli, Missoula, and Big Horn counties.

Governor Steve Bullock announced on Wednesday a statewide directive requiring face coverings/masks in Montana. The directive is effective immediately in 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.

Total COVID Cases in Montana2471
Total number of tests completed since last report1475
Total Number of Tests131879

CountyGenderAge RangeDate Reported
BeaverheadM20-2907/17/2020
BeaverheadM20-2907/17/2020
BeaverheadF50-5907/17/2020
Big HornF40-4907/17/2020
Big HornF30-3907/17/2020
Big HornM0-907/17/2020
Big HornM30-3907/17/2020
Big HornF10-1907/17/2020
Big HornM20-2907/17/2020
Big HornF10-1907/17/2020
CascadeM40-4907/17/2020
CascadeM20-2907/17/2020
CascadeM60-6907/17/2020
CascadeM50-5907/17/2020
CusterM80-8907/17/2020
FlatheadM60-6907/17/2020
FlatheadM20-2907/17/2020
FlatheadM70-7907/17/2020
FlatheadM60-6907/17/2020
FlatheadM40-4907/17/2020
FlatheadM20-2907/17/2020
FlatheadM50-5907/17/2020
FlatheadM10-1907/17/2020
FlatheadM30-3907/17/2020
FlatheadF50-5907/17/2020
FlatheadM20-2907/17/2020
GallatinM60-6907/17/2020
GallatinF20-2907/17/2020
GallatinF20-2907/17/2020
GallatinM30-3907/17/2020
GallatinM20-2907/17/2020
GallatinF40-4907/17/2020
GallatinF20-2907/17/2020
GallatinM20-2907/17/2020
GallatinM30-3907/17/2020
GallatinF40-4907/17/2020
GallatinM30-3907/17/2020
GallatinM30-3907/17/2020
GallatinF30-3907/17/2020
GallatinF30-3907/17/2020
GallatinM20-2907/17/2020
GallatinF20-2907/17/2020
GallatinF40-4907/17/2020
GallatinF20-2907/17/2020
GallatinM40-4907/17/2020
GarfieldF20-2907/17/2020
HillF30-3907/17/2020
HillM0-907/17/2020
HillF40-4907/17/2020
HillF40-4907/17/2020
HillM40-4907/17/2020
HillF0-907/17/2020
HillM0-907/17/2020
HillF40-4907/17/2020
HillM10-1907/17/2020
HillF0-907/17/2020
Lewis and ClarkF20-2907/17/2020
Lewis and ClarkM60-6907/17/2020
LincolnF30-3907/17/2020
LincolnM20-2907/17/2020
MadisonM20-2907/17/2020
MadisonM80-8907/17/2020
MadisonF20-2907/17/2020
MadisonF20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaM30-3907/17/2020
MissoulaM70-7907/17/2020
MissoulaF60-6907/17/2020
MissoulaF20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaF20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaM20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaM20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaM20-2907/17/2020
MissoulaF20-2907/17/2020
RavalliF60-6907/17/2020
Silver BowM20-2907/17/2020
Silver BowF20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM0-907/17/2020
YellowstoneF20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneF30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM0-907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM60-6907/17/2020
YellowstoneF30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM60-6907/17/2020
YellowstoneF20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM40-4907/17/2020
YellowstoneF40-4907/17/2020
YellowstoneF50-5907/17/2020
YellowstoneF50-5907/17/2020
YellowstoneM60-6907/17/2020
YellowstoneF20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneM50-5907/17/2020
YellowstoneF20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneF60-6907/17/2020
YellowstoneM60-6907/17/2020
YellowstoneM50-5907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020
YellowstoneF70-7907/17/2020
YellowstoneF30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM30-3907/17/2020
YellowstoneM20-2907/17/2020

As a reminder, please follow your local County Health Department’s recommendations, wash your hands as instructed, and stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.

In Montana, prevention is the treatment.