Out of Montana's 1,144 new cases of COVID-19, Gallatin County had 176 of them...the highest number of new cases in the state as of Thursday morning's update.

New daily case numbers have been rising steadily across the state for the last few weeks. Gallatin County is rarely at the top of the list, but we are today with 176 new cases. (All info in this writing is per the State of Montana COVID-19 Dashboard.)

Statewide, 52% of our eligible population is fully vaccinated. Gallatin County has 60% of it's eligible population vaccinated. Better than many counties, but far short of health official's goals. Even Governor Gianforte has been urging Montanans to get vaccinated. We need to do better.

Only eleven Montana counties had zero new cases in the latest round of data. Six counties had more than 50 new cases in the latest round. Gallatin County topped the daily list with 176 new cases.

MT Dept. of Health
  • Gallatin County Cases: 17,652 Total | 176 New | 849 Active
  • Yellowstone County Cases: 23,097 Total | 157 New | 2,461 Active
  • Missoula County Cases: 12,898 Total | 117 New | 1,274 Active
  • Flathead County Cases: 16,593 Total | 106 New | 1,046 Active
  • Cascade County Cases: 12,637 Total | 76 New | 1,236 Active
  • Silver Bow County Cases: 4,912 Total | 59 New | 232 Active
  • Lewis and Clark County Cases: 8,844 Total | 54 New | 596 Active
  • Beaverhead County Cases: 1,216 Total | 43 New | 144 Active
  • Lincoln County Cases: 2,728 Total | 34 New | 311 Active
  • Sanders County Cases: 1,071 Total | 34 New | 148 Active
  • Custer County Cases: 1,651 Total | 32 New | 179 Active
  • Ravalli County Cases: 4,202 Total | 28 New | 395 Active
  • Lake County Cases: 2,970 Total | 26 New | 253 Active
  • Hill County Cases: 2,682 Total | 24 New | 166 Active
  • Big Horn County Cases: 2,830 Total | 23 New | 74 Active
  • Madison County Cases: 1,043 Total | 22 New | 103 Active
  • Broadwater County Cases: 679 Total | 14 New | 44 Active
  • Fergus County Cases: 1,412 Total | 14 New | 51 Active
  • Pondera County Cases: 660 Total | 11 New | 43 Active
  • Rosebud County Cases: 1,437 Total | 10 New | 71 Active
  • Mineral County Cases: 531 Total | 9 New | 50 Active
  • Jefferson County Cases: 1,397 Total | 8 New | 79 Active
  • Liberty County Cases: 209 Total | 7 New | 40 Active
  • Musselshell County Cases: 466 Total | 6 New | 25 Active
  • Powell County Cases: 1,160 Total | 6 New | 46 Active
  • Teton County Cases: 686 Total | 6 New | 38 Active
  • Glacier County Cases: 1,839 Total | 5 New | 97 Active
  • Sheridan County Cases: 471 Total | 5 New | 19 Active
  • Deer Lodge County Cases: 1,393 Total | 4 New | 36 Active
  • Park County Cases: 1,838 Total | 4 New | 167 Active
  • Dawson County Cases: 1,326 Total | 3 New | 33 Active
  • Valley County Cases: 1,011 Total | 3 New | 41 Active
  • Blaine County Cases: 969 Total | 2 New | 36 Active
  • Granite County Cases: 292 Total | 2 New | 19 Active
  • Meagher County Cases: 194 Total | 2 New | 16 Active
  • Roosevelt County Cases: 1,824 Total | 2 New | 26 Active
  • Wibaux County Cases: 144 Total | 2 New | 6 Active
  • Carbon County Cases: 1,131 Total | 1 New | 83 Active
  • Daniels County Cases: 220 Total | 1 New | 5 Active
  • Garfield County Cases: 105 Total | 1 New | 3 Active
  • Judith Basin County Cases: 122 Total | 1 New | 12 Active
  • Powder River County Cases: 198 Total | 1 New | 10 Active
  • Stillwater County Cases: 937 Total | 1 New | 104 Active
  • Sweet Grass County Cases: 480 Total | 1 New | 19 Active
  • Toole County Cases: 868 Total | 1 New | 24 Active
  • Carter County Cases: 168 Total | 0 New | 6 Active
  • Chouteau County Cases: 584 Total | 0 New | 14 Active
  • Fallon County Cases: 401 Total | 0 New | 8 Active
  • Golden Valley County Cases: 66 Total | 0 New | 0 Active
  • McCone County Cases: 211 Total | 0 New | 3 Active
  • Petroleum County Cases: 15 Total | 0 New | 1 Active
  • Phillips County Cases: 597 Total | 0 New | 12 Active
  • Prairie County Cases: 147 Total | 0 New | 0 Active
  • Richland County Cases: 1,484 Total | 0 New | 71 Active
  • Treasure County Cases: 62 Total | 0 New | 1 Active
  • Wheatland County Cases: 240 Total | 0 New | 16 Active

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