The state reported 1,422 new COVID-19 cases this Monday. There are 10,739 active cases with 447 active hospitalizations. Three have been 8,601 total hospitalizations. 158,983 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus. During the last week there were at least 47 more Montanans dying from COVID-19 for a total of 2,259.
Since last Monday 6,040 new cases were added to the state dashboard. Active cases decreased by 370 but it’s too soon to tell if the state is seeing the decline in the most recent surge. A longer period of decreased case numbers and hospitalization is needed before experts can safely call it the decline Billings Clinic infectious disease expert Dr. Neil Ku.