As of Tuesday, nearly 40% of all new positive COVID-19 cases in Montana were in Gallatin County. There are 408 active cases with 159 new cases recorded according to the State of Montana COVID-19 dashboard.
It hasn't been a great week for Montana's new positive COVID-19 case count. With Gallatin County's vaccination rate sitting idly at 61% (which is better than many counties in the state), where do we go from here?
The financial website Wallet Hub, as of this week, has placed Montana in the bottom 10 ranking of the safest states in the U.S. during the COVID pandemic, meaning 40 states are safer to live in Montana during the pandemic, and that Montana has the second highest rate of COVID hospitalizations.