Yellowstone County reports 231st COVID-19-related death

Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 17:51:01-05

Yellowstone County public health officials reported one new COVID-19-related death Monday, the 231st death overall.

A man in his 80s died at a Billings hospital Feb. 14, according to RiverStone Health, the county's public health department.

“The death of this Yellowstone County man reminds us that the pandemic continues to take a terrible toll in our community,” said John Felton, RiverStone Health CEO and Yellowstone County health officer, in a written statement. “Our county has lost 231 residents to the pandemic, 25 of whom died since the first of this year.”

“I offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this latest pandemic victim,” Felton added. “I implore everyone in Yellowstone County to take precautions against spreading the virus. Wear a mask when you are in public or within six feet of someone who doesn’t live with you, keep your distance, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick.

“I strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccine becomes available to you.”

Yellowstone County has 749 active cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The county has also reported 14,968 recoveries.

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