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Montana COVID-19 report (Sunday, Oct. 18)

Montana COVID-19 report (Sunday, Oct. 17)
Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 12:20:06-04

There were 588 new cases and one new death added to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Sunday.

The data below is from the official Montana website on Oct. 18:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 22,821 cumulative cases statewide, with 13,441 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: The state reports 331 active hospitalizations, 1,010 total hospitalizations.
  • ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 9,139 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTING: The number of tests increased by 3,006 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 431,134.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now at 241, an increase of one since Saturday.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates.

Governor Steve Bullock announced a statewide directive requiring face coverings/masks in Montana on July 15. The directive applies to counties that have four or more active cases of COVID-19. The directive requires that masks be used in most indoor settings and where social distancing cannot be maintained. Bullock said businesses will have the right to deny entry of anyone not wearing a mask. Click here to read the full text of the face-covering/mask directive.



CDC: The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data last month which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. According to the CDC, an estimated 94% of all COVID-related deaths in the nation were people who had contributing medical conditions and diseases. The CDC report states: "For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death." The report states that the most common underlying medical conditions that contributed to COVID-related deaths include respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and COPD; diabetes; hyptertensive diseases; and heart disease. Click here to learn more on the CDC website.

The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.



Total Confirmed, New Daily, Active Cases by County

Yellowstone County Cases

5,068 Total | 127 New | 2,073 Active

Flathead County Cases

2,483 Total | 80 New | 1,325 Active

Gallatin County Cases

2,240 Total | 57 New | 410 Active

Hill County Cases

542 Total | 44 New | 285 Active

Silver Bow County Cases

456 Total | 44 New | 191 Active

Lewis and Clark County Cases

606 Total | 33 New | 354 Active

Missoula County Cases

1,581 Total | 32 New | 593 Active

Big Horn County Cases

1,129 Total | 18 New | 200 Active

Cascade County Cases

1,389 Total | 18 New | 619 Active

Valley County Cases

264 Total | 16 New | 139 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases

335 Total | 15 New | 167 Active

Richland County Cases

208 Total | 14 New | 135 Active

Blaine County Cases

206 Total | 13 New | 126 Active

Ravalli County Cases

329 Total | 13 New | 142 Active

Park County Cases

177 Total | 8 New | 54 Active

Jefferson County Cases

130 Total | 6 New | 47 Active

Roosevelt County Cases

768 Total | 6 New | 385 Active

Carbon County Cases

199 Total | 4 New | 54 Active

Fergus County Cases

163 Total | 4 New | 47 Active

Musselshell County Cases

67 Total | 4 New | 31 Active

Sheridan County Cases

46 Total | 4 New | 19 Active

Rosebud County Cases

726 Total | 3 New | 57 Active

Teton County Cases

74 Total | 3 New | 35 Active

Chouteau County Cases

54 Total | 2 New | 17 Active

Dawson County Cases

159 Total | 2 New | 72 Active

Judith Basin County Cases

14 Total | 2 New | 6 Active

Lake County Cases

427 Total | 2 New | 179 Active

Lincoln County Cases

245 Total | 2 New | 136 Active

Toole County Cases

300 Total | 2 New | 148 Active

Wheatland County Cases

60 Total | 2 New | 41 Active

Broadwater County Cases

39 Total | 1 New | 22 Active

Carter County Cases

32 Total | 1 New | 23 Active

Custer County Cases

186 Total | 1 New | 58 Active

Madison County Cases

132 Total | 1 New | 13 Active

McCone County Cases

46 Total | 1 New | 9 Active

Phillips County Cases

143 Total | 1 New | 15 Active

Treasure County Cases

11 Total | 1 New | 1 Active

Wibaux County Cases

37 Total | 1 New | 16 Active