12 more COVID deaths reported in Cascade County


GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls City and County Health Department said on Tuesday there have been 12 deaths from COVID since October 15.This brings the total number of deaths in Cascade County to 26 since the start of the pandemic.

A press release from CCHD said the 12 deaths were:

  • 1 man in his thirties
  • 1 woman in her sixties
  • 1 man in his sixties
  • 3 men in their 70s
  • 2 woman in the 80s
  • 2 men in the 80s
  • 2 women in their 90s

CCHD health worker Trisha Gardner said in a statement, “Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of these people. COVID-19 has many victims beyond the official death toll: those who die, but also those they leave behind. We urge all members of our community to take into account the widespread toll of this disease and use all preventive measures available to them to protect our families, friends, neighbors, schools and businesses. The minor inconveniences caused by wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing, and staying home when sick are more than outweighed by the potential benefits for those around us.

Cascade County now sits third in Montana for the number of deaths, behind Yellowstone (86) and Big Horn (36).

(NOTE: the following does do not reflect the 12 new deaths reported above) There was 855 new cases and of them new deaths added to total over Montana COVID-19 tracking site Tuesday morning. The data below came from the official Montana site on October 27:

  • TOTAL CASES AND RECOVERIES: There have been 29,346 cumulative cases, with 18,981 people now listed as cured.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 350 hospitalizations and a cumulative total of 1,245 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now 305.
  • ACTIVE CASES: There are currently 10,060 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
  • TESTS: There were 4,997 tests completed, for a new statewide cumulative total of 481,322.

Numbers reported by the state each day sometimes differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic delays in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and / or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the daily state updates. Based on additional data from the County Health Services, MTN News reports the following:

  • Death: 326 (+21 state)
  • Active: 9.012 (-1.048 in state)
  • Recoveries: 20,508 (+1,527 state)
  • Total number of cases: 29,846 (+500 state)

It is important to note that not all people who test positive get really sick or have symptoms. Many do not; of those who do get sick, some have mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to others, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six. “social distancing” feet in public.


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