Numerous New COVID-19 Cases Reported on the Hi-Line

CUT BANK, Mont. (NMB) – The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reported a record 56 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including several on the Hi-Line.

The 56 positive results came from a total of 6,479 tests performed, also a daily record for Montana.

The county on the Hi-Line with the most new cases is Glacier, with nine. Blackfeet Nation Incident Command says all of these new cases are residents of the reservation. They are currently self-isolating and their contacts are being notified. They add that they are working with Glacier County Health Department and the Indian Health Service and will provide new information when it is available.

The nine new cases in the county brings their total COVID-19 cases to 18. Six have recovered.

On the other side of the Hi-Line, Valley County reported two new cases of COVID-19. Both individuals were symptomatic and are currently isolating in their homes, and contact tracing has begun to notify anyone who may have been in contact with them.

This differs from the DPHHS website, which reported only one new case in Valley County on Monday. However, New Media Broadcasters spoke with the Valley County Health Department, which said one of the cases wasn’t reported by the state today because the test result came in too late on Sunday.

The only other known COVID-19 case in Valley County was reported on June 18th, and is a Valley County resident who contracted the virus outside of Valley County and is self-isolating in the county they contracted the virus.

One new COVID-19 case was also reported in Cascade County, bringing their total to 28. 11 of those cases are considered active.

Overall, Montana has reported 919 COVID-19 cases. 288 cases remain active and 609 have recovered. 13 residents are hospitalized and 22 have died.

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