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Second death in Montana due to COVID-19 reported

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Posted at 6:08 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 20:08:55-04

MADISON COUNTY — In a press release obtained by MTN News, Madison County officials have confirmed the death of a Madison County resident who had tested positive for Covid-19.

"Regrettably yesterday evening (Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020), one of our Madison county residents lost their battle against the Covid-19 virus. We hope that this is the last life that will be lost against this invisible enemy."
No other details were provided at this time.

The press release states that Melissa Brummell, the public health director with Madison County Public Health confirmed the fourth case of Covid-19 in Madison Co. Madison County has had 44 test results returned with four testing positive as of today.

Governor Steve Bullock today issued the following statement regarding the 2nd death of a Montanan to COVID-19 in the state.

“I’m saddened to hear that a second Montanan has died from COVID-19. No matter in which community we live, the impact of each loss of life has a ripple effect all throughout the state and serves as a reminder of how serious this disease is. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of this Montanan.”

Notification of the death was provided by the Madison County Public Health Department today and confirmed by the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.