Riverstone Health

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MT – In just over three weeks Yellowstone County has reported 16 deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.

The first September death was reported on September 1st and marked the county’s 44th confirmed death.

On Wednesday, September 22nd the county recorded its 16th death of the month which is also the county’s 62nd death since the start of the pandemic.

Three deaths reported so far in September are attributed to August.

According to historical data collected by covidtracking.com Montana had 105 confirmed and probable COVID-19 related deaths as of September 1st.

Since the start of the pandemic, and as of September 23rd, the state has recorded 165 COVID-19 related deaths. Yellowstone County accounts for 37.5% of Montana COVID-19 related deaths.

Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton released the following statement. ““This month, 16 Yellowstone County residents have died due to COVID-19.  Our actions today can prevent more families, friends and neighbors from experiencing the heartache of losing a loved one or suffering illness from COVID-19.  Prevention measures are not difficult – wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands, and stay home when you are ill.  If we all consistently do these things, we can help prevent further spread of this disease,” said Felton.

Number

Date of Passing

Sex

Age Range

44

Tuesday, September 1

M

70s

45

Wednesday, September 2

M

90s

46

Monday, August 31

F

50s

47

Friday, September 4

F

50s

48

Saturday, September 5

F

50s

49

Monday, September 7

F

80s

50

Tuesday, September 8

M

80s

51

Thursday, September 10

M

40s

52

Saturday, September 12

M

70s

53

Saturday, August 29

M

90s

54

Monday, August 31

F

90s

55

Tuesday, September 15

M

80s

56

Wednesday, September 16

F

30s

57

Friday, September 18

M

70s

58

Saturday, September 19

F

60s

59

Saturday, September 19

F

60s

60

Monday, September 21

M

70s        

61

Monday, September 21

M

70s

62

Tuesday, September 22

F

60s

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