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Montana adds 375 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths over past week
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Montana adds 375 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths over past week

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Montana has added 375 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week, and nine more deaths.

The counties reporting the nine new deaths include Cascade, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Hill, Ravalli, and Yellowstone. Current trends show that the weekly death toll has been steadily dropping, with 10 deaths reported last week and 20 the week before.

Confirmed active cases in Montana dropped to 454 down from 578 reported on June 14 by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Montana health care workers have administered more than 852,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the state as of Monday, an increase of more than 16,600 doses in the past week. About 46% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated, amounting to just over 420,000 people. This represents a 2% jump in the vaccinated population, as well as a near doubling of the previous weekly vaccination rate.

County health departments are offering walk-in vaccine clinics at multiple sites throughout the state, and information on vaccine availability can be found at vaccines.gov.

Active COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state dropped to 44, down three from last Monday. The virus has caused 5,446 Montanans to be hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 113,225 Montanans have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those who have been infected, 111,119 have recovered.

Another 16,209 COVID-19 tests were completed by Monday. The statewide testing total has reached 1,429,169.

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