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80-year-old Yellowstone County woman dies of virus

By 
Enterprise Staff
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Yellowstone County woman in her 80s has died of COVID-19, the county’s health department said Tuesday.

The woman died Monday at a Billings hospital, RiverStone Health announced. She is the 17th person in the state to die of the respiratory virus and the third in the county.

28365365体育投注John Felton, the county’s health officer, extended sympathies to the woman’s family and friends. Her name has not been released.

28365365体育投注“This death serves as a very unfortunate reminder about the seriousness of this pandemic,” he said in a statement. “We must continue to take measures to protect them from this disease.”

Montana’s last confirmed COVID-19 death happened on April 28, also in Yellowstone County.

There have been no new cases among the more than 3,000 tests run in the five days from Thursday through Monday.

28365365体育投注Tests have confirmed 479 cases of COVID-19 in Montana to date.

Park County’s numbers remain unchanged, with eight total cases of the coronavirus, all of which have recovered.

Gov. Steve Bullock has announced plans for the second phase of reopening the economy to begin on June 1, with increased capacity at bars and restaurants and a lifting of the 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.