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Montana COVID update: 979 new cases (Oct 21)

14 new deaths reported
COVID update
Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 13:15:01-04

There were 979 new COVID cases reported in Montana on Thursday, October 21, with 10,973 total active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS).

DPHHS reported 14 new deaths on Thursday. The total number of Montanans who have died due to COVID is now 2,239, according to DPHHS.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID is 434, down from 446 on Wednesday.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 8,509.

There have been 169,478 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 156,277. There have been 8,066 COVID tests administered since the last DPHHS report.

An estimated 54% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 500,116 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,063,208.

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Information from DPHHS at this point does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

The information above is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Thursday, October 21. The website contains county-specific data on new cases, vaccination rates, and more.