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6 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Gallatin County

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 15:39:27-05

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin City-County Health Department reported Tuesday that six more county residents have died due to complications from COVID-19.

The Health Department said in a press release that a woman in her 70s died the week of Nov. 29 at a long-term care facility. For the week of Dec. 6, two men in their 80s died in a hospital , a woman in her 90s died at home, and a woman in her 80s died at a long-term care facility. The sixth death was a woman in her 90s who died at a long-term care facility the week of Dec. 13.

There have now been 36 COVID-related deaths in Gallatin County.

“The Health Department is very saddened and sends our condolences to the families and friends of our neighbors who were lost,” said Health Officer Matt Kelley. “With the arrival of vaccines in Gallatin County, we have a lot of reasons to be hopeful. But now is not the time to let up. We need continued help from everyone to continue to curb COVID-19 in our community.”

The Health Department said no further details about the people who died would be released out of respect for the families.