Coronavirus People

One of the reasons officials call the coronavirus outbreak a “fluid situation” is the number of reported cases changes rapidly. However, here are recent numbers for reported and recorded COVID-19 cases in Montana, the United States of America and worldwide. 


Data for Montana — as of September 27, 2020 — is from the state’s Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). 

• Total COVID-19 reported cases: 12,107*

• Total deaths: 173

• Recovered: 8,779

*Includes one case of a part-time Montana resident with no documented exposures or close contacts in the state, and who was tested outside Montana.

Visit Online: Montana DPHHS

United States of America

Data for the United States of America — as of September 27, 2020 — is from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and prevention.

• Total reported cases: 7,059,087*

• Total deaths: 204,033**

**Includes confirmed and presumptive-positive COVID-19 cases reported to the CDC

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International data — as of September 27, 2020 — is from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center.

• Confirmed COVID-19 cases: 32,930,733

• COVID-19 related deaths: 995,465

The Sidney Herald began tracking and posting publicly reported numbers from the Montana DPHHS and the U.S. CDC — under the title "COVID-19 by the Numbers" — in March 2020.

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