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State reports 32 new cases; none in Flathead

by Daily Inter Lake
| June 20, 2020 12:35 PM

Montana reported 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest daily tally since March 26 when 35 cases were counted.

The new cases were in detected in counties across the state, including Gallatin, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Carbon, Big Horn, Missoula, Toole, Cascade, Custer, Dawson, Glacier, Park, Ravalli and Richland counties. There are 10 active hospitalizations statewide.

To date, the state has confirmed 698 cases of COVID-19, including 548 recoveries. Twenty people have died.

Flathead County did not report any new cases Saturday and remained at eight active cases. One non-resident was being monitored in Flathead County.

The state conducted 1,108 tests on Friday.

Health officials have been stressing that the number of positive cases will likely increase further as the reopening continues and more tests are conducted.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority of people recover.