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Gallatin Co. confirms 2 new COVID-19 related deaths

43 COVID-related deaths in Gallatin County
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Posted at 3:30 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 17:30:42-05

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

The two people were both female, one in her 70s who died at a hospital the week of Dec. 27, and another in her 90s who died at her residence in a long-term care facility the week of Jan. 10.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department received the official death certificate that attributed these deaths to COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

These latest deaths make for a total of 43 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 women’s family and friends,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “As we continue moving through the phases of the vaccination plan, it will take time for the vaccine to be available to everyone. In order to safeguard 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.