Senate Minority Leader Jill Cohenour and House Minority Leader Kim Abbott sent a letter to Governor Greg Gianforte Tuesday asking him to take urgent concrete action to address extreme stresses on hospital capacity in the wake of rising in COVID-19 cases. The last several weeks have seen Montana report some of the worst COVID-19 case numbers of the entire pandemic. Data shows the state’s percent increase in cases over the last two weeks being the highest in the nation. This surge has placed immense strain on hospital bed spaces and resources, resulting in some Montana hospitals implementing crisis standards of care or considering doing so in the near future.
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