On Tuesday morning, Montana reported 120 new coronavirus cases, according to the Coronavirus Task Force update. Four of those cases involved Madison County residents.
From Jan. 31-Feb. 7, Madison County reported 16 new positive coronavirus cases. In the past seven days, 122 residents were quarantined.
The majority of the 122 quarantined could be tied back to eight people, Madison County Public Health Nurse Melissa Brummell said.
On Jan. 26 the Madison County Health Department issued an order to extend the current mask mandate for all residents and businesses for 60 days in Madison County, requiring anyone in public to wear a face covering.
From Jan. 24-31, Madison County reported 12 new coronavirus cases. Three residents are currently hospitalized and one more death has been recorded, bringing the cumulative total to seven. Thirty residents are in quarantine.
Between Jan. 17-24, Madison County reported 21 new coronavirus cases. Seventy residents are currently quarantined and 29 were required to quarantine within the past seven days. Two individuals are hospitalized, one new from last week’s update.
Gov. Greg Gianforte announced on Jan. 13 new coronavirus directives for the state of Montana that are intended to be for the health and growth of the economy and the community. The new directives move more towards personal responsibility than specific mandates.
A positive COVID-19 case was reported at Madison Valley Manor (MVM) late last week.
Between Jan. 10 and Jan. 18, 56 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Madison County. Eight individuals are hospitalized, 145 in quarantine and three additional Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total death count related to Covid-19 during the pandemic to six.
It may not have been a holiday season full of gatherings at Madison County nursing homes, but nursing home administrators-in-training from Madison Valley Manor and Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center told the Madison County Board of Commissioners at their weekly meeting on January 5 that holiday spirits were still high.
From Jan. 3-11, Madison County reported 42 new coronavirus cases. There are 33 active cases in the county and 97 enrolled close contacts under quarantine from the past seven days. One new hospitalization was reported in the past week.