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COVID in Montana (Friday, November 20)

COVID in Montana (Friday, November 20)
Posted at 3:31 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 17:31:18-05

As of Friday, November 20, there have been 592 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19, an increase of four since yesterday. There are currently 506 people hospitalized; there have been 2,252 total hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

There were 1,135 new COVID cases reported in Montana within the last 24 hours, and there are currently 19,604 active cases. There has been a cumulative total of 53,983 cases; of those cases, 33,788 are now listed as recovered. There were 5,846 new tests within the last 24 hours, for a cumulative total of 601,675.

The counties with the most deaths as of November 20 are:

  • Big Horn: 46
  • Cascade: 58
  • Glacier: 25
  • Hill: 30
  • Missoula: 40
  • Yellowstone: 112

NOTE: As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Montana, the disparity between state data from DPHHS and data from county health departments continues to grow. MTN News has decided as of Thursday, November 19, to use a combination of these sources to deliver more accurate and timely information. County health departments are often alerted to cases/deaths before Montana DPHHS; as those counties share that information with the public via social media, MTN News believes it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that county-level data means there will be times when MTN News data does not align with the state report. Click here for the Montana COVID site.

RESTRICTIONS: Tighter restrictions went into effect today due to the continuing increase in the number of cases and deaths. Masks will be required in all counties regardless of the number of active cases. Capacity at restaurants, bars, and casinos will be reduced to 50%, with a limit of six people per table. The businesses must close by 10 p.m. Public gatherings will also be limited to 25 people where social distancing is not possible. Click here to read the full text of the directive.

CONTEXT: Not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public. The CDC released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more.

COVID NEWS:



TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES (from DPHHS)
Ravalli County Cases
1,157 Total | 237 New | 610 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
9,798 Total | 195 New | 5,137 Active

Missoula County Cases
3,985 Total | 166 New | 2,359 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
1,639 Total | 133 New | 810 Active

Gallatin County Cases
6,353 Total | 120 New | 1,310 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
2,152 Total | 104 New | 930 Active

Flathead County Cases
5,583 Total | 95 New | 2,014 Active

Cascade County Cases
4,404 Total | 60 New | 3,561 Active

Lincoln County Cases
655 Total | 35 New | 286 Active

Lake County Cases
895 Total | 29 New | 302 Active

Dawson County Cases
517 Total | 25 New | 119 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
656 Total | 24 New | 89 Active

Custer County Cases
642 Total | 22 New | 209 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
510 Total | 21 New | 125 Active

Hill County Cases
1,213 Total | 21 New | 282 Active

Jefferson County Cases
392 Total | 21 New | 133 Active

Fallon County Cases
219 Total | 19 New | 55 Active

Park County Cases
509 Total | 17 New | 210 Active

Valley County Cases
524 Total | 17 New | 82 Active

Madison County Cases
369 Total | 16 New | 110 Active

Carbon County Cases
519 Total | 9 New | 125 Active

Mineral County Cases
41 Total | 9 New | 21 Active

Broadwater County Cases
157 Total | 6 New | 39 Active

Chouteau County Cases
227 Total | 6 New | 71 Active

Liberty County Cases
65 Total | 6 New | 24 Active

Toole County Cases
580 Total | 6 New | 26 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,738 Total | 5 New | 739 Active

Carter County Cases
105 Total | 5 New | 11 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,170 Total | 5 New | 528 Active

Sanders County Cases
190 Total | 5 New | 51 Active

Garfield County Cases
59 Total | 4 New | 22 Active

Prairie County Cases
64 Total | 4 New | 19 Active

Rosebud County Cases
837 Total | 4 New | 76 Active

Stillwater County Cases
379 Total | 4 New | 75 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
212 Total | 4 New | 58 Active

Teton County Cases
158 Total | 4 New | 39 Active

Pondera County Cases
261 Total | 3 New | 61 Active

Phillips County Cases
242 Total | 2 New | 34 Active

Sheridan County Cases
226 Total | 2 New | 89 Active

Blaine County Cases
476 Total | 1 New | 105 Active

Granite County Cases
113 Total | 1 New | 26 Active

McCone County Cases
82 Total | 1 New | 7 Active

Meagher County Cases
103 Total | 1 New | 2 Active

Powell County Cases
394 Total | 1 New | 87 Active

Daniels County Cases
88 Total | 0 New | 25 Active

Fergus County Cases
467 Total | 0 New | 386 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,145 Total | 0 New | 158 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
22 Total | 0 New | 18 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
46 Total | 0 New | 38 Active

Musselshell County Cases
186 Total | 0 New | 139 Active

Petroleum County Cases
5 Total | 0 New | 5 Active

Powder River County Cases
79 Total | 0 New | 10 Active

Richland County Cases
490 Total | 0 New | 226 Active

Treasure County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Wheatland County Cases
94 Total | 0 New | 70 Active