With COVID-19 on the rise and often setting record numbers daily, we were curious as to who is actually testing positive for the coronavirus in Gallatin County. If you look at the data provided by the Gallatin City-County Health Department, one specific group is rising almost directly vertical: those between the ages of 20-29. See graph below.

Credit: Gallatin City-County Health Dept

The demographic of 30-39 is showing the 2nd largest increase of positive cases, followed by kids 10-19 years of age.

Here's how it breaks down in cumulative COVID-19 cases:

Ages 0-9: 143 (0 deaths)

Ages 10-19: 877 (0 deaths)

Ages 20-29: 2,100+ (0 deaths)

Ages 30-39: 951 (0 deaths)

Ages 40-49: 670 (0 deaths)

Ages 50-59: 489 (1 deaths)

Ages 60-69: 389 (1 deaths)

Ages 70-79: 181 ( 0 deaths)

Ages 80-89: 105 (2 deaths)

Ages 90-plus: 52 (9 deaths)

While Gallatin County has register 13 COVID-related deaths, no one under the age of 50 has died with the virus. Nine of our deaths locally have been individuals over 90 years of age.

Despite the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County, our death rate has dipped. It's currently 0.22%. In mid-September, when cases began to spike locally, our death rate was 0.30%.

But while the death rate has declined, hospitalizations are way up. According to the latest data from the Gallatin City-County Health Department, there are 28 people hospitalized at Bozeman Deaconess with COVID-19. The hospital is at or nearing bed capacity.

The Montana State Health Department reported 1,500 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, along with 21 new deaths. To date, 543 Montanans have died with the coronavirus from 49,398 positive cases. That's a death rate of 1.1%. That's down from 1.4% on September 17th but up from 1.06% three weeks ago.

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