Additional positive coronavirus cases announced in Montana

Posted at 7:42 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 09:42:02-04

Lewis and Clark Public Health wrote on their Facebook page Wednesday night "A 66-year-old man today became the 4th person in the county confirmed to have COVID-19. He has not been hospitalized. We wish him well."

Also on Wednesday night, Glacier County Health Department wrote on Facebook that there has been the first positive case in Glacier County.

The patient is an out of county resident. No further information was released, due to patient privacy rights.

This raises the numbers of Montana's cases to at least 69, versus the initial amount of 65 reported earlier on Wednesday.

There are currently 6 cases in Missoula County, 24 in Gallatin County, 1 in Hill County, 12 in Yellowstone County, 5 Flathead County and 2 in Broadwater County.

"At this time all indications are that our EMS and hospital personnel were well prepared for this event," stated Dr. Brad Black MD County Health officer of Lincoln County. "We feel confident that our medical personnel used appropriate personal protective equipment and were able to minimize potential exposure."

To date there have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in the state of Montana.

Additional information regarding statistics of people with COVID-19 in the state will be updated as it becomes available.