Montana adds 149 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

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Editor’s note: Beginning in June, Lee Montana’s daily report on Montana’s COVID-19 statistics will be published once weekly. The first report will be published in the Wednesday, June 2 edition.

Montana added 149 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and three more residents have died due to the virus.

Confirmed active cases in the state rose to 853, up from 816 reported the previous day. 

The pandemic’s death toll in Montana reached 1,612 people as of Friday.

The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Montana was at 807,575 on Friday. About 42% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated, amounting to over 389,000 people. 

County health departments are offering walk-in vaccine clinics at multiple sites throughout the state, and information on vaccine availability can be found at vaccines.gov.

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Active COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state fell to 65, down one from the day prior. The virus has put 5,270 Montanans in the hospital since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 111,718 Montanans have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those who have been infected, 109,253 are considered to be recovered.

Another 5,521 COVID-19 tests were completed

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