Montana COVID Update: (Friday October 1, 2021)


HELENA – There were 962 new cases of COVID9 reported in Montana as of Friday, October 1, 2021, with a current total of 11,731 active cases in the state, according to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS). DPHHS information at this point does not include data indicating whether new cases have occurred among vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

The number of Montanais who have died from COVID now stands at 2,017, up from 2,009 on Thursday. The eight newly reported deaths have all occurred since September 22, 2021.

The deaths occurred in the following counties:

  • Broadwater (1)
  • Lake (1)
  • Lewis & Clark (1)
  • Missoula (1)
  • Sanders (1)
  • Valley (1)
  • Yellowstone (2)

The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 rose from 415 Thursday to 412. The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Montana due to the virus is 7,703.

The DPHHS on Monday released a report highlighting data from Montana from February 2021 to September 2021, and found that 89.5% of cases, 88.6% of hospitalizations, and 83.5% of deaths were in people who did not were not fully vaccinated, including those who were not yet eligible. for vaccination. Click here for more information and the full report.

An estimated 53% of eligible residents are now vaccinated, with 488,554 Montanais now considered fully vaccinated. If you would like to be vaccinated, contact your county health department, or Click here.

Counties with the most new cases

  • Yellowstone County: 216 new; 2,884 assets
  • Missoula County: 112 new; 1,821 active
  • Gallatin County: 94 new; 623 assets
  • Cascade County: 60 new; 1,210 assets
  • Flathead County: 58 new; 1,130 assets
  • Lewis and Clark County: 48 new; 582 assets
  • Lake County: 31 new; 267 assets
  • County of Ravalli: 27 new; 528 assets
  • Custer County: 26 new; 186 assets
  • Lincoln County: 25 new; 318 assets

There have been 152,005 cumulative cases of COVID in Montana. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 138,257. 10,210 additional COVID tests have been administered.

The above information comes from DPHHS website and is current as of Friday, October 1, 2021. The state website has county-specific data on vaccination rates, new cases / total number of cases, and more.

Last week, at the request of the following hospitals, Governor Greg Gianforte announced he was sending Montana National Guard troops to help with their COVID response:

  • Health Saint-Pierre in Helena: 10 Guards
  • Billings Clinic at Billings 20: Guard
  • St. James Healthcare in Butte: 6 guards
  • St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings: 10 guards
  • Missoula County: 24 guards
  • Bozeman Health in Bozeman: 10 Guards
  • Benefis Health System in Great Falls: 20 Guards
  • Livingston HealthCare in Livingston: 6 guards
  • Logan Health in Kalispell: 25 guards
  • Logan Health in Whitefish: 2 Guard
  • Clark Fork Valley Hospital in the Plains: 4 guards

Members of the guard will support staff with non-medical intensive care assistance, environmental services, patient data entry and COVID testing, according to the governor’s office.

Montana isn’t the only state deploying National Guard troops to help hospitals – other states include Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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