GREAT FALLS — The Cascade Metropolis-County Health Department in Great Falls said on Tuesday afternoon that it has recognized an outbreak of six COVID-19 cases in reference to a long-term care facility in Cascade County.Due to federal privacy regulations (HIPAA), the CCHD will now now not release the name of the facility or any other details at this time. Similar situations took place at such facilities in both Shelby and in Billings; in both of these cases, the facilities issued public statements about their situations.6th COVID death in Toole County13 deaths at Billings care facilityCCHD explains privacy lawsThe CCHD said in a news release that the virus that causes COVID-19 is understood to be particularly dangerous to older adults and other vulnerable populations in long-term care settings. CCHD is working with the facility in which the outbreak took place to determine and activate appropriate strategies for containing and preventing additional spread of COVID-19.“Events adore these, sadly, remind us that COVID-19 is detached here and we detached need to be vigilant in our prevention efforts. CCHD and all of our healthcare partners in Cascade County are doing everything in their energy to contain this disease—please attend us grasp our community, especially our vulnerable population, safe,” said Trisha Gardner, the Cascade County Health Officer.Montana added 82 fresh cases to the total on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Tuesday morning. Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from these reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag instances in reporting data to the state. The data beneath is from the official Montana online page on August 4th:TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 4,314 cumulative cases statewide, with 2,766 people recovered.HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are currently 70 patients hospitalized. There have been 238 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are currently 1,484 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.TESTING: The variety of assessments increased by 1,728 over the old 24-hour reporting duration, for a fresh cumulative state-vast total of 181,236.DEATHS: The cumulative variety of deaths in Montana is now at 64.The official state database reported the following information for Cascade County on Tuesday morning:Active (latest) Cases: 54Patients Recovered: 98Total Deaths: 2Cumulative Cases: 154Here are the ages and gender of the 154 total cases:Age Female Male0 – 9: 1 110-19: 8 420-29: 21 2430-39: 5 1440-49: 12 1150-59: 12 860-69: 7 1470-79: 2 680-89: 2 2
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