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More Montanans were hospitalized for COVID-19 Wednesday than at any point previously in the pandemic. There were 510 Montanans reported hospitalized, topping the previous high of 506 last November before a vaccine was available. From July to September, cases were 4.4 times higher for those not fully vaccinated and hospitalizations were 5.1 times higher. The delta variant, which overtook the state as the dominant variant in July, has led to a spike in cases and hospitalizations among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.