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Montana Reports 1,346 New COVID-19 Cases, a Record for Hospitalizations (Oct 13)

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The 16 new deaths were reported in these counties: Broadwater (1), Cascade (1), Glacier (1), Hill (1), Lake (1), Lewis & Clark (2), Mineral (1), Missoula (2), Musselshell (1), Rosebud (1), Silver Bow (2) and Teton (2). Four of the deaths are part of ongoing data reconciliation and date back as far as April 2021, according to DPHHS. Information from DPHHS at this point does not include data on whether new cases occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

The number of people actively hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 510, the highest number of active hospitalizations since the pandemic began. The previous single-day high was 506 on Nov. 20, 2020. Fifty-four percent of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 495,205 Montanans now considered fully vaccinated. The total number of doses administered is 1,040,740. If you want to get vaccinated, contact your county health department, or click here.

There have been 162,240 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 147,971. There were 12,729 new COVID-19 tests administered since the last DPHHS report. People can visit the DPHHS website at any time for current state data and county-specific information.

Yellowstone County added the most new cases with 215, and there are 3,075 total active cases in the county. Gallatin County saw the second-highest number of news cases with 179, with 635 active cases. Lake County was the third highest with 123 new cases, with a total of 365 active cases. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 8,167.

The information is from the DPHHS website and is current as of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

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