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241 COVID-19 cases in Montana, 5 deaths
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241 COVID-19 cases in Montana, 5 deaths

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Montana hit 241 known COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to numbers from the state, with five deaths reported statewide and 20 hospitalizations.

Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday about 32 people had recovered from the illness, caused by the coronavirus. The state's website tracking cases does not have a running tally of that figure so updated information was not available Thursday afternoon

Gallatin County still has by more than double the most cases in the state, at 93.

The state's most populous county, Yellowstone, is next, at 35.

Flathead County has 18; Missoula has 17; Lewis and Clark County has 13; Butte-Silver Bow and Cascade each have 11; Madison, Park, Toole and Lincoln all have six; Lake has four; Anaconda-Deer Lodge and Broadwater have three each; Jefferson has two; and Carbon, Ravalli, Musselshell, Meagher, Roosevelt, Hill and Liberty all have one.

COVID-19 Line Graph

Graph showing the progression in the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Montana as of 4/3 at 8:00 AM. The totality of cases are in blue while the daily number of new cases added are in red.

Toole County, with a population of about 4,800, has been hit especially hard by the virus at least in part because of an outbreak in an assisted living facility there. Three of the state's five deaths have been there, and there were six cases by Thursday morning.

The Cut Bank Pioneer Press newspaper reported Sunday that Toole County resident Bev Rogers had died of COVID-19. Among the other deaths in Montana were Jim Tomlin, 77, from Lincoln County and a resident from Madison County

More than 5,000 Montanans had been processed at the state lab in Helena. That number does not include tests facilities have sent to private labs.

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The small community in northern Montana has a population of about 4,800 but accounts for three-fifths of the state's five total deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus

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