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Gallatin Co. confirms 2 new COVID-19 related deaths

A total of 45 COVID-related deaths in Gallatin Co.
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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 11:41:20-05

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin City-County Health Department confirmed Tuesday morning that two more Gallatin County residents have passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

According to a press release, one female in her 80s died at a hospital the week of Dec. 27, and one male in his 60s died at a hospital the week of Nov. 1.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department received the official death certificates that attributed these deaths to COVID-19.

These latest deaths make for a total of 45 COVID-related deaths in Gallatin County.

Data on statewide deaths reported by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services can be found here.

“The Health Department sends our condolences to both of these families and friends,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “The vaccine is being distributed in Gallatin County, but we still ask everyone to help protect our most vulnerable citizens. Please continue social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing face coverings, washing hands, and staying home when sick.”

Out of respect for the families, no further details will be released.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com. The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.