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Montana tops 280 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 19:21:34-04

BILLINGS — The State of Montana confirms 281 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon. The previously reported state total Saturday morning was 265. The Governor's Coronavirus Task Force updates the state data twice daily at 8:30am and 4pm. Eight new cases were reported in Gallatin County bringing their total to 109 and Toole county, with fewer than 5,000 people, has three more bringing their total to 15. The Gallatin County report includes a boy under the age of 9. No new cases were reported in Yellowstone County where the total count remains at 38. 24 people have been hospitalized. Montana does not track the number of patients who have recovered from the virus. Six people have died of COVID-19 in Montana.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, you can take simple steps to protect yourself and your family:

  • Follow Governor Bulllock's Directive to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19,
  • Avoid contact with sick people when possible,
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing.