Riverstone Health, Yellowstone County’s public health department reported the fourth death due to complications from COVID-19. The death was that of a male in his 60’s who passed away in a Yellowstone County Hospital. In a statement released from Riverstone Health, President and CEO John Felten said “This death serves as a tragic reminder about the seriousness of COVID-19. In the last 5 days, 16 Yellowstone County residents have tested positive for the disease. As case counts continue to rise in Yellowstone County and across the state, each of us must continue to be vigilant in taking measures to prevent COVID-19.”
To Date, Yellowstone County has 125 residents who have been infected with COVID-19.
As of 10:00 this morning, Montana’s coronavirus task force reported 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state today with eight counties reporting additional cases. The state now has 740 confirmed cases of the virus with 171 active cases 548 recovered and 21 deaths. Fifteen people are currently hospitalized. The state has completed 71,305 tests in total.
RiverStone Health emphasizes the importance of practicing disease prevention measures and following recommendations for the health and safety of all Montanans. This includes:
- Washing your hands frequently,
- Maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet,
- Wearing a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible, and
- Staying home when you are sick.