While COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Montana and across the country, death rates don't seem to be following. Here's the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that show COVID-19 cases and deaths.

COVID-19 Cases (United States)

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COVID-19 Deaths (United States)

Credit: CDC

Below are the provisional death counts (7/25 - 10/24) from the CDC posted on October 26, 2020. According to the CDC, these numbers are based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health. The numbers lag initially, so the last two weeks will more than likely climb. But based on these numbers, the death rate has steadily gone down every week since August 1st.

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In Gallatin County, COVID-19 cases have been steadily on the rise since about mid-September. Here's the latest Daily Case Count chart provided by the Gallatin City-County Health Department.

Credit: Gallatin City-County Health Dept.

Our COVID-19 death rate on September 17th was 0.33%, which was about the time our current rise in cases began. Today, on October 27, our death rate from COVID-19 in Gallatin County is 0.20%.

In Montana, the death rate on September 17th was 1.4%. Today, on October 27, the death rate from COVID-19 is 1.06%.

According to the state's COVID-19 Hospital Status Report released on October 25th, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has:

  • 10 beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.
  • 52 available beds.
  • 13 patients in the ICU
  • 1 patient in the ICU due to COVID-19
  • All of their ventilators available

If you would like to look at the COVID-19 data used in this article, the links are provided below:

CDC Provisional Counts
Gallatin County COVID-19 Data
Montana COVID-19 Data
Montana Hospital Status Report