Gov. Greg Gianforte announced on Jan. 13 new coronavirus directives for the state of Montana that are intended to be for the health and growth of the economy and the community. The new directives move more towards personal responsibility than specific mandates.
A positive COVID-19 case was reported at Madison Valley Manor (MVM) late last week.
Between Jan. 10 and Jan. 18, 56 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Madison County. Eight individuals are hospitalized, 145 in quarantine and three additional Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total death count related to Covid-19 during the pandemic to six.
It may not have been a holiday season full of gatherings at Madison County nursing homes, but nursing home administrators-in-training from Madison Valley Manor and Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center told the Madison County Board of Commissioners at their weekly meeting on January 5 that holiday spirits were still high.
From Jan. 3-11, Madison County reported 42 new coronavirus cases. There are 33 active cases in the county and 97 enrolled close contacts under quarantine from the past seven days. One new hospitalization was reported in the past week.
At the end of December, the State of Montana released an Information Sheet through the Montana Health Alert Network. The information sheet communicates direction for healthcare and public health entities in a phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. This information was then updated on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 6, Gov.
As of Tuesday morning, Montana reported 834 new coronavirus cases, according to the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force daily report.
Between Dec. 27-Jan. 4, Madison County reported 22 new cases, according to the Madison County Public Health Department. Twenty-one of the cases are active, and 88 community members are quarantined.
On Dec. 28 Madison County had 34 residents in quarantine and 13 active coronavirus cases. Two individuals are currently hospitalized, one new since last week.
Madison County Public Health Nurse Melissa Brummell explained the decrease in numbers corresponds to a decrease in the number of people getting tests.
From Dec. 13-20, Madison County reported 15 new coronavirus cases. Sixty-five residents are in quarantine and there has been one additional hospitalization. There are 46 active cases in the county.
Madison County Public Health Nurse Melissa Brummell provided tips for enjoying the holidays safely:
On Tuesday, Montana reported 803 new coronavirus cases, according to the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force update.
According to Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, the Covid-19 positivity rate in Montana has dropped from a peak of 20% in November to 14% through Dec. 10.