Madison County COVID-19 update, Sept 23
Madison County’s COVID-19 case rate continues to flatten as the state’s rate increases.
Montana had 1,300 positive COVID-19 cases within a week, nearly double the amount from the previous week. When the state shutdown in March, about 900 cases were being confirmed a week. Twenty-two Montanans have died due to COVID-19 in the last week.
The state is tracking seven congregated settings in the state. As of Sept. 22, 58 schools have confirmed positive infection in one or more students. Montana’s schools have the most COVID-19 cases among the tracked group settings, followed by assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities. Madison County has zero positive cases confirmed in its schools.
One COVID-19 case was confirmed in Madison County in the past week. The individual was from out of state, so the county has zero active cases. According to the Madison County Public Health Nurse Melissa Brummel, Madison County is testing more people for the virus with 140 tests in the last week. Madison County has tested 1,942 people for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 97 confirmed cases.