According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, Montana confirms 365 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning.
On Thursday, the state reported 354 cases.
Gallatin County now reports 134 cases, more than any other county in the state, reporting 6 new cases overnight.
The state reports that 8,297 tests have been completed, with 165 people recovering from the virus.
There have been three deaths in Toole County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, and Missoula County.
There have now been 41 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 29 of those are considered "active hospitalizations. There has been a total 165 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 8,297 tests for COVID-19, including 437 tests since yesterday's update.
Here are the counties with new confirmed since Thursday:
- Gallatin County: 134 Total Cases | 6 New
- Carbon County: 6 Total Cases | 3 New
- Yellowstone County: 55 Total Cases | 3 New
- Big Horn County: 1 Total Cases | 1 New
- Lewis & Clark County: 16 Total Cases | 1 New
- Missoula County: 26 Total Cases | 1 New
Current total number of cases in counties with no new cases since Thursday:
- Beaverhead County: 1 Total Cases
- Broadwater County: 4 Total Cases
- Cascade County: 12 Total Cases
- Deer Lodge County: 3 Total Cases
- Flathead County: 34 Total Cases
- Glacier County: 3 Total Cases
- Hill County: 1 Total Cases
- Jefferson County: 2 Total Cases
- Lake County: 5 Total Cases
- Liberty County: 1 Total Cases
- Lincoln County: 7 Total Cases
- Madison County: 8 Total Cases
- Meagher County: 1 Total Cases
- Musselshell County: 1 Total Cases
- Park County: 7 Total Cases
- Ravalli County: 3 Total Cases
- Richland County: 2 Total Cases
- Roosevelt County: 2 Total Cases
- Silver Bow County: 11 Total Cases
- Stillwater County: 1 Total Cases
- Toole County: 18 Total Cases
The official COVID-19 website for Montana is now being updated just once per day, rather than twice. Updates are scheduled to post at about 10 a.m. every day. Another change is that the website now includes the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Montana.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide numbers as of Friday morning are: 1,631,310 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 98,401 deaths; and 365,722 patients have recovered.
The U.S. numbers are: 473,093 confirmed cases; 17,836 deaths; and 26,570 patients have recovered.
These numbers may be adjusted as more counties report final reports to the state.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR SW MONTANA
STAY AT HOME
In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Steve Bullock announced he is extending his stay-at-home order, issued in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, through Friday, April 24.
Other directives issued by the Governor were also extended through April 24, including the closure of schools; the closures of bars, casinos and other nonessential businesses; prohibited dine-in service for restaurants; and the suspension of evictions, foreclosures and the shutting off of utilities for nonpayment.
In addition, Bullock also recommended Montanans wear cloth face masks when they're out in public places still open, such as grocery stores or pharmacies.
“We know that staying home will help to flatten the curve. For every person we take out of the chain of transmission of this virus, the more likely our health care facilities can handle the capacity to respond, and the more likely we can beat back this virus sooner rather than later,” Bullock said.
The official COVID-19 website for Montana will be updated just once per day, rather than twice. Updates will be posted at about 10 a.m. every day. Another change is that the website now includes the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Montana.
$1M DONATION FROM TOWN PUMP TO MT FOOD BANKS
Town Pump is donating $1 million to 100 food banks, pantries and shelters in 83 communities around Montana.
Town Pump wants to help people who are suffering from food insecurity as the coronavirus continues, and food banks need to keep shelves stocked.
- What are ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES?
- Bullock designates childcare centers essential businesses
- Bullock announces food security measures for Montana families
- Travelers arriving in Montana from out of state must SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days
- Landlords cannot evict for non-payment of rent during stay-at-home order
- Bullock: Stay-at-home order, school closures likely to continue past April 10
Restaurants can offer take-out and delivery options during the state of emergency. Dine-in service is prohibited.
- Bozeman-area Restaurants Open for Business
- Butte-area restaurants beef up take-out options
- See what businesses and organizations across Montana are doing to help limit the spread of COVID-19
Stories to brighten spirits and bring hope
- Granny's Donuts shares kindness with essential workers
- Walter's Family Foods bringing groceries to seniors in Sheridan
- Bozeman teens pitch in to help with the Civil Air Patrol
- 95-year-old Butte woman in self-quarantine gets birthday parade from friends and loved ones
- Bozeman florist launches 'Kindness Blooms' project
- 'Through their windows:' Bozeman girls start writing notes to each other from house to house
- WWII veteran recovers from COVID-19 in time to celebrate 104th birthday
WHERE TO GET HELP