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COVID in Montana (Sunday, November 22)

621 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19
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Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 11:59:17-05

As of Sunday, November 22nd, MTN News is reporting a cumulative total of 621 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19, an increase of 29 since Friday. There are currently 477 people hospitalized; there have been 2,350 total hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

There were 630 new COVID cases reported in Montana within the last 24 hours, and there are currently 15,456 active cases. There has been a cumulative total of 55,538 cases; of those cases, 39,461 are now listed as recovered. There were 6,827 new tests within the last 24 hours, for a cumulative total of 613,009.

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

  • Big Horn: 47
  • Cascade: 58
  • Glacier: 25
  • Hill: 31
  • Missoula: 40
  • Roosevelt: 44
  • Silver Bow: 25
  • 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. As of Thursday, November 19th, MTN News has decided 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 us and/or the public, MTN News believes it should be reflected in our reporting. Using that county-level data means there will be times when MTN News data differs from the state report. Click here for the Montana COVID site.

RESTRICTIONS: Tighter restrictions went into effect on Friday, November 20th, 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. 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 (DPHHS data)
Flathead County Cases
5,979 Total | 243 New | 2,240 Active

Gallatin County Cases
6,727 Total | 213 New | 1,072 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
10,148 Total | 176 New | 3,592 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
1,825 Total | 130 New | 721 Active

Ravalli County Cases
1,317 Total | 58 New | 602 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
2,323 Total | 56 New | 901 Active

Missoula County Cases
4,157 Total | 51 New | 1,625 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
544 Total | 24 New | 110 Active

Lake County Cases
932 Total | 19 New | 166 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
675 Total | 17 New | 76 Active

Fergus County Cases
510 Total | 14 New | 264 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
222 Total | 9 New | 47 Active

Teton County Cases
166 Total | 7 New | 33 Active

Liberty County Cases
74 Total | 6 New | 32 Active

Lincoln County Cases
667 Total | 6 New | 227 Active

Park County Cases
537 Total | 6 New | 230 Active

Broadwater County Cases
172 Total | 5 New | 39 Active

Carbon County Cases
547 Total | 5 New | 90 Active

Hill County Cases
1,234 Total | 5 New | 145 Active

Madison County Cases
390 Total | 5 New | 79 Active

Dawson County Cases
567 Total | 4 New | 131 Active

Prairie County Cases
69 Total | 4 New | 16 Active

Daniels County Cases
93 Total | 3 New | 16 Active

McCone County Cases
90 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,759 Total | 2 New | 194 Active

Chouteau County Cases
239 Total | 2 New | 53 Active

Jefferson County Cases
411 Total | 2 New | 106 Active

Rosebud County Cases
842 Total | 2 New | 48 Active

Wibaux County Cases
76 Total | 2 New | 20 Active

Carter County Cases
109 Total | 1 New | 13 Active

Cascade County Cases
4,402 Total | 1 New | 1,959 Active

Fallon County Cases
226 Total | 1 New | 45 Active

Powell County Cases
436 Total | 1 New | 40 Active

Sheridan County Cases
235 Total | 1 New | 33 Active

Blaine County Cases
481 Total | 0 New | 49 Active

Custer County Cases
649 Total | 0 New | 175 Active

Garfield County Cases
59 Total | 0 New | 18 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,137 Total | 0 New | 25 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
24 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Granite County Cases
119 Total | 0 New | 29 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
48 Total | 0 New | 33 Active

Meagher County Cases
103 Total | 0 New | 2 Active

Mineral County Cases
42 Total | 0 New | 15 Active

Musselshell County Cases
195 Total | 0 New | 68 Active

Petroleum County Cases
6 Total | 0 New | 4 Active

Phillips County Cases
251 Total | 0 New | 35 Active

Pondera County Cases
278 Total | 0 New | 55 Active

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

Richland County Cases
491 Total | 0 New | 111 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,181 Total | 0 New | 183 Active

Sanders County Cases
196 Total | 0 New | 29 Active

Stillwater County Cases
398 Total | 0 New | 91 Active

Toole County Cases
589 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Treasure County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 0 Active

Valley County Cases
525 Total | 0 New | 69 Active

Wheatland County Cases
98 Total | 0 New | 27 Active