State data recorded 104 deaths from COVID-19 related illness in the last week. And in Yellowstone County, after reviewing death certificates for the period beginning Sept. 1, 2021, RiverStone Health has identified an additional 29 deaths from COVID-19 related illness that were not previously reported.
There were 510 Montanans reported hospitalized Wednesday morning, topping the previous high of 506 last November, before a vaccine was available.
A COVID vaccine or flu shot does not prevent donors from giving blood and there is no waiting period to donate after receiving the vaccinations.
Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health panel said Tuesday.
“COVID is more harmful than the vaccine at any point in pregnancy, at any point post-partum, for both you and the baby,” Dr. Bradley Holbrook said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but other physicians remained hesitant, afraid the court order would not stand for long and thrust them back into legal jeopardy.
Since the pandemic began, about 1 in 434 rural Americans have died of COVID, compared with roughly 1 in 513 urban Americans.
Pharmaceutical company Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.
A Montana State Hospital patient has pleaded guilty to killing her mother in Great Falls more than four years ago.
In Yellowstone County, 129 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 111 are unvaccinated. Between the two hospitals, 30 patients are in the ICU and 20 are on ventilators. Of those, all are unvaccinated.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has identified the three people who died after an Amtrak train derailed Saturday in north-central Montana.
As Republican states move to restrict access to abortion generally, many of them also are limiting access to medication-induced abortions.
In the past week, 14 people have died of covid here, the state’s largest hospital.
During the last seven days, 45 more Montanans died of COVID-19, and 6,404 new cases have been added, bringing the active case count to 9,721.
“I was not expecting that this would be the thing that would nearly kill me,” Nathaniel Kaiser said.
The Montana National Guard is headed to Missoula to help with hospitals facing capacity and staffing issues.
The Bozeman surge plan could include implementing crisis standards of care, but a hospital official emphasized the facility is not yet at that point.
Of most concern to clinicians is the possibility that staff will be forced to triage limited levels of care to best serve the community and save lives.
“It’s gotten to the point that we are in a crisis,” said Billings Clinic CEO Dr. Scott Ellner.
A hospital in Bozeman is considering whether to add inpatient psychiatric care after a concerted push from mental health advocates. But even if it adds beds, hospitals across Montana provide a cautionary tale: finding enough workers to staff such beds is its own challenge, and some behavioral health units routinely reach capacity.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services did not publish updated COVID-19 numbers on Labor Day.
“I’ve been here for five years, and I’ve had more ventilators running at once in the last year than in the previous four years combined."
In the last seven days, 27 more people have died of COVID-19 in Montana. Seven of those were Yellowstone County residents. The week marked the highest one week death toll in Yellowstone County since January.