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Montana reports 83 new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Big Horn County reports 5th death

Montana reports 83 new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Big Horn County reports 5th death


Montana recorded 83 new positive cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 55 new cases in Yellowstone County.

Big Horn County reported its fifth death, which would bring Montana's total to 30 deaths. The death was not reflected in the Sunday update on the state website that reports COVID-19 infections. 

The deceased was a woman in her 70s that had been recently hospitalized, according to a release posted on Big Horn County's COVID-19 response Facebook page.

The county has had 115 recorded cases of COVID-19, 48 of which are still active, according to the release. Three people remain hospitalized. 

Yellowstone County's spike continues amid an outbreak at Canyon Creek Memory Care that has killed five people so far. Montana National Guard members and staff from the Billings Clinic have since responded to aid workers at Canyon Creek Memory Care in treating residents.

The Sunday update brings the state's total to 1,758 confirmed cases, including 864 active cases and 26 active hospitalizations. Yellowstone County now has 489 total cases, 312 of which are active — the most of any Montana county in both categories.

Bighorn and Jefferson counties each reported four new cases; Lake County reported three; Beaverhead, Carbon, Lewis and Clark, Ravalli, and Richland counties each reported two; and Broadwater, Fallon, Lincoln, Missoula, Park, Silver Bow, and Teton counties each reported one case. The Fallon County case is the county's first.

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