In a statement released Thursday morning, the Gallatin City County Health Department reported that a 10th Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

According to the release, the person was a woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility. The women reportedly died last week at a hospital.

The official death certificate attributed the death to COVID-19 and other significant health conditions, according to the Gallatin City County Health Department.

The staff of the Health Department sends our sincere condolences to this woman’s family and friends. Our actions impact not only our loved ones, but our entire community and especially our most vulnerable neighbors. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - we need everyone’s help in slowing down transmission of this virus in Gallatin County. It’s vitally important to avoid crowds and keep your social distance whenever possible.

said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. No additional information will be released out of respect for the woman's family.

Local health officials say that widespread community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring all across Gallatin County, and ask residents to do their part to slow the spread by wearing a mask, avoiding gatherings, washing your hands and sanitizing regularly.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, Gallatin County reported 130 new confirmed cases of COVID-19,for a cumulative total of 4,098. There are currently 732 confirmed active cases. 19 people are hospitalized in Gallatin County. There have been a total of 3,356 people recovered in Gallatin County. Ten people have died from COVID-19 complications.

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Gallatin County,  call Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or  the GCCHD website.

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