BILLINGS, Mont. - Yellowstone County is reporting two more COVID-19 deaths Monday, bringing the county's total COVID death count to 480.
A release from RiverStone Health said a man in his 70s died at a Billings hospital Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 and a woman in her 70s died at a Billings hospital Saturday, Jan. 1. Both individuals were unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
RiverStone Health said on Monday Billings hospitals were caring for 42 COVID-19 patients, 34 of those were not vaccinated and eight were vaccinated. Nineteen of those patients were in the ICU and 13 were on ventilators.
RiverStone Health has postponed scheduled upcoming at-home COVID-19 testing kit giveaways. They said all testing kits were handed out Monday. The county has requested more testing kits from the state, but their arrival is to be determined.