Montana Covid Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Nov. 29 14-day change
Cases 61,801 956 –18%
Deaths 672 2 –6%
Hospitalized 461 –3%

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 2 new coronavirus deaths and 956 new cases were reported in Montana on Nov. 29. Over the past week, there has been an average of 874 cases per day, a decrease of 18 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Limited testing and uneven reporting may disrupt the counts in many locations this week. Some states and counties may show artificial spikes in their numbers when data reporting resumes after the holiday.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For per capita: Parts of a county with a population density lower than 10 people per square mile are not shaded. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week. Parts of a county with a population density lower than 10 people per square mile are not shaded.

As of Monday morning, there have been at least 61,801 cases and 672 deaths in Montana since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

The table below was recently changed to show the average number of cases per day in the last seven days instead of the total number of cases over the last seven days.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Montana 61,801 5,782 672 63 874.4 81.8 9.3 0.9
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Montana heatmap
Powell 706 10,247 3 44 38.6 559.8 0.1 2.1
Powell heatmap
Prairie 93 8,635 3.4 318.3
Prairie heatmap
Sheridan 280 8,462 2 60 6.4 194.3
Sheridan heatmap
Daniels 112 6,627 4 237 2.7 160.6 0.1 8.5
Daniels heatmap
Fergus 622 5,629 3 27 16 144.8 0.1 1.3
Fergus heatmap
Sweet Grass 253 6,770 4 107 5.3 142.7 0.1 3.8
Sweet Grass heatmap
Silver Bow 2,172 6,221 22 63 49.6 142 0.7 1.9
Silver Bow heatmap
Mineral 73 1,660 5.3 121.3
Mineral heatmap
Lewis and Clark 2,792 4,021 11 16 78.8 113.5 0.1 0.2
Lewis and Clark heatmap
Custer 736 6,455 6 53 12.4 109
Custer heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every reported case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists are gathering from around the country.

The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.

Daily reported new cases

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Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported specimens tested

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Hospitalizations

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens reported tested that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Montana »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Colleges and universities 1,892 cases at 13 schools
+ Other 1,384 cases at 6 clusters

About the data

In data for Montana, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. Montana typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence. Some non-residents were included early on on a case-by-case basis, but only resident cases are counted now.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases, but only confirmed deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.