According to the Gallatin City-County Health Department, another Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

According to the report, the person was a woman in her 90s who passed away on Oct. 16 at her residence in a long-term care facility following a hospitalization.

Her death marks the sixth death in Gallatin County related to COVID-19. In total, there have been 252 statewide deaths in Montana, according to  the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

We send our condolences to the family and friends of this Gallatin County resident. We continue working to prevent additional illness and deaths in Gallatin County, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone to take simple measures to help us slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. This is a team effort.

said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department did not release any additional information out of respect for the family.

On Tuesday morning, the health department provided an update on the current COVID-19 situation in Gallatin County.

  • Confirmed New Cases: 61
  • Total Active Cases: 295
  • Current Hospitalizations: 15
  • Total Cases: 2,420
  • Total People Recovered: 2,119
  • Total Deaths: 6

Montana Department of Health & Human Services reported 706 new COVID-19 cases the morning of Tuesday, October 20. 252 people have died in Montana from COVID-19.

According to a report from NPR, Montana is currently experiencing the 3rd worst COVID-19 outbreak in America, based on new daily cases per capita.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.