State & Local Coronavirus Summary
As of Thursday October 21st:
- Yellowstone County has 53 new cases, 2,377 active cases, and 27,340 total cases of COVID-19 – find data for other counties here.
- Yellowstone County currently accounts for 16% of the total cases in Montana.
- Persons ages 20-39 are contracting COVID-19 most frequently, comprising 34% of cases in Montana. Confirmed cases and deaths can be found in the figures below.
The CDC reports an average of 523.9 cases per 100,000 residents for the state of Montana in the last seven days, and the level of community transmission has been deemed high. The statewide status of cases is summarized in the table below. Montana ranks 1st within a state by state comparison of the number of cases per 100,000 individuals.
The trendline below captures the movement of confirmed cases and deaths throughout the state since Montana's first confirmed coronavirus case on March 11th, 2020. Notable daily spikes in cases occurred on October 22nd, 2020(1,608 cases), November 14th, 2020 (1,642 cases), November 20th, 2020 (1,475 cases), December 4th, 2020 (1,314 cases) and October 13th, 2021 (1,344 cases). Historic case and death data is provided by the CDC Case Task Force. Montana currently does not collect case and death data over the weekends.
The following data, and more information about COVID-19 cases in schools, can be found on the State of Montana’s Coronavirus website and on the Billings Public Schools website. Data relevant for the 2021-2022 school year as of October 16, 2021.
- Within Yellowstone County, 62 schools have reported COVID-19 activity and there have been 996 total cases within those schools.
- The trendline below captures the number of new cases each week for School District 2 by school type:
The following data depicts case counts for congregate settings in Montana. The CDC defines congregate settings as places where peoples "often gather together closely for social, leisure, and recreational activities, shared dining, and/or use of shared equipment, such as kitchen appliances, laundry facilities, stairwells, and elevators." Data relevant to October 1, 2021.
- 23,255 cases in Montana have been linked to congregate settings
- There have been 550 deaths associated with congregate settings
- 27% of all COVID-19 deaths in Montana are attributed to congregate settings
For more data on congregate setting case counts for Montana, visit the DPHHS COVID-19 EPI Profile Page