6 new cases in 4 days, total count now at 46
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stillwater County added six new COVID-19 cases to the count in four days due to community spread.

As of Wednesday, Sept. 9, Stillwater County had 46 COVID-19 cases involving two deaths, 32 cases recovered and 12 cases that are still active. One resident is currently hospitalized in another county.

Six of the new cases came from Sept. 6 until Sept. 9 and all have been attributed to community spread, said Stillwater County Community Health Nurse Natasha Sailer.

The week prior, community spread added four new cases to the count.

The most recent four cases involve men in their 60s and one woman in her 30s.

The governor’s mask directive remains in effect.


Statewide, 271,150 COVID-19 tests have been administered, with 8,468 positive cases. That is a 3.1 percent positivity rate on those tested. Using the population number of 1,068,771, the state positivity rate would be approximately .79 percent.

There were 90 new cases reported for Wednesday and 2,370 tests administered on that day as well.

The death count is now 122 — marking a 1.4 percent fatality rate with confirmed cases.

During the previous 73 days, 112,488 tests have been administered, with an average of 94.7 new cases per day.

For the 52nd time in 59 days, the number of recovered cases outpaced active cases, at 6,318 and 2,028 respectively. There are currently 163 active hospitalizations.


There are 28 counties with four or more active cases, with five of those remaining in triple-digit active cases. Yellowstone tops the list at 813. Rosebud County is next at 231, followed by Cascade County with 184, Flathead at 183 and Big Horn at 142.

The following are counties with four or more active cases and currently under the governor’s mask directive:

-Carbon: 7

-Custer: 6

-Dawson: 10

-Deer Lodge: 50

-Fergus: 19

-Gallatin: 40

-Glacier: 53

-Hill: 35

-Lake: 28

-Lewis and Clark: 16

-Liberty: 5

-Lincoln: 10

-Missoula: 40

-Musselshell: 8

-Park: 7

-Richland: 5

-Roosevelt: 25

-Sanders: 5

-Silver Bow: 23

-Sweet Grass: 25

-Toole: 6

-Valley: 5


National numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Wednesday showed a total of 6,310,663 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and 189,147 deaths. That is a 2.99 percent death rate for confirmed cases. Using national population numbers — which range from 328,239,523 to 331,117,471 — the national positivity rate for those tested is between 1.92 percent and 1.9 percent.

Sources for the above information include the CDC, Stillwater Community Health, the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Census Bureau.