According the the Gallatin City-County Health Department, two more Gallatin County residents have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

A press release issued Thursday states that the two people were both female. One woman was in her 70s and passed away at a hospital during the week of Dec. 27. The other woman was in her 90s and passed away at her residence in a long-term care facility the week of Jan. 10.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department today received the official death certificate that attributed these deaths to COVID-19. These latest deaths make for a total of 43 COVID-related deaths in Gallatin County.

Additional information and data on statewide deaths reported by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services can be found here.

The Health Department sends our condolences to both of these women’s family and friends. As we continue moving through the phases of the vaccination plan, it will take time for the vaccine to be available to everyone. In order to safeguard our most vulnerable citizens please continue social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing face coverings, washing hands, and staying home when sick.

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

Out of respect for the families, no further information will be released.

The health department asks everyone to continue following safety protocols and wear your mask when in public, keep social distancing, and practice good personal hygiene to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer any questions you may have about COVID-19. The Call Center is a great resource for information regarding COVID-19. Call by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

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