There were 961 newly reported COVID-19 cases in Montana on Thursday, and the statewide death toll has reached 681, according to data compiled over the past 24 hours by MTN News.
There are currently 15,098 active cases in the state, and there has been a cumulative total of 60,053 cases of the virus in Montana, MTN News reports. Of the total cases, 44,274 have recovered.
There are currently 455 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,534.
The numbers reported by MTN reflect the latest data from the Montana COVID website, along with supplemental data received from county health departments. Due to the holiday, some counties are not reporting numbers today.
Note: As COVID-19 cases escalate in Montana, the disparity between state data from DPHHS and local data from county health departments continues to grow.
MTN has decided to use a combination of these sources to deliver more accurate information across all media platforms. We feel this is a more truthful accounting of the situation in Montana.
Local county health departments may be alerted to cases before Montana DPHHS. As those counties share that information with the public, MTN feels it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that local data means there will be times when MTN coronavirus data does not align with the state report.
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