State & Local Coronavirus Summary

As of Wednesday, October 28th, Yellowstone County has 141 new cases, 2,029 active cases, and 6,356 total cases of COVID-19 – find data for other counties here. Yellowstone County currently accounts for 21.2% of the total cases in Montana. Persons ages 20-39 are contracting COVID-19 most frequently, comprising 37% of cases in Yellowstone County. Montana ranks 25th within a state by state comparison of number of cases per 100,000 individuals. The CDC reports an average of 2,762 cases and 28 deaths per 100,000 residents. The statewide status of cases is summarized in the table below.




Current Status of Cases for Montana

Number of Cases (percent of total) for Montana

Hospitalized

350 (1%)

Deceased

305 (1%)

Recovering

9,710 (33%)

Recovering and Released from Isolation

18,981 (65%)

Total Number of Cases

29,346


Trendline 10-28-20

 

Local, state, and federal health experts have warned residents that COVID-19 spreads rapidly in congregate settings. The CDC defines congregate settings as places where individuals “gather together closely for social, leisure, and recreational activities, shared dining, and/or use of shared equipment, such as kitchen appliances, laundry facilities, stairwells, and elevators”. There have been 364 congregate settings in Montana with reported outbreaks of COVID-19. The COVID-19 outbreaks in Montana that can be traced back to congregate settings are displayed by type of setting below.

 


For more information on the status of the coronavirus by county or throughout the state, visit the State of Montana’s Coronavirus website.