Afraid of COVID-19? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be
The government keeps telling us that more deaths are coming because of COVID-19. A lot more! And while that is inevitably true, there is a statistic out there that is also true, and has been since the beginning of this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. If you get COVID-19, whether you live here in Montana or you live elsewhere in the United States, the statistics are overwhelmingly in your favor that you are going to live and not die.
Here is the current breakdown of COVID-19 cases as of Sunday evening, April 5, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Worldwide Cases of COVID-19:
1,270,069 total cases. Deaths - 69,309. Death rate is 5.4%
United States Cases of COVID-19:
334,745 total cases. Deaths - 9,572. Death rate is 2.8%
Montana Cases of COVID-19:
298 total cases. Deaths - 6. Death Rate 2.0%
Gallatin County, Montana
115 total cases. ZERO deaths. Death Rate 0.0%
Let's stay positive. We're going to make it through this. Wash your hands, don't touch your face, and social distance, especially if you have underlining health concerns, and you'll come out fine.