J ust 32 active cases of Covid-19 were being reported in Madison County by the State of Montana’s official coronavirus tracking system on the morning of Nov. 2. It’s a number on the decline, mirroring what’s being seen across the state.
F ive residents of the Tobacco Root Medical Care Center remained in isolation as of Oct. 12 in a continued outbreak directly tied to a school-related case.
Madison County Public Health Department Director Emilie Sayler presented county commissioners with this information and more at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
September saw a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases in Madison County according to county Public Health Director Emilie Sayler who provided two weeks of virus-related data to Madison County Commissioners on Oct. 5.
A new report highlighting the efficacy of vaccinations in the fight against Covid-19 has been released as area medical centers issued pleas to residents to take precautions and National Guardsman are being sent to assist strained hospitals across the state.
Madison County school boards are now considering a mask-related proposal passed down from the Madison County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 23.
The meeting room of the Madison County administrative building overflowed on Sept. 17 as community members filed in for a special commission meeting addressing the county’s quarantine process. Online, 60 more tuned in for the discussion which included input from Madison County’s school district leaders.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and statewide. Between Sep. 13 and 14 Madison County’s active COVID-19 cases jumped from 66 to 92, echoing the rest of the state as total active cases tallied 8,332 in the state. According to Montana State Library’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated weekdays between 10 a.m.
According to Montana State Library’s COVID-19 dashboard there were 39 active cases of Covid-19 in Madison County as of Sept. 7, 11 of those new from the day prior.
There is soon to be one more location for Madison County residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Madison County Public Health Director Emilie Sayler announced recently that her department is now authorized to house and administer the vaccine.
One of Madison County’s nursing homes is currently in outbreak status after a staff member recently tested positive for the coronavirus.