County passes 1,000 cases of COVID-19

Sam Klomhaus – Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Park County has surpassed 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases after adding 15 cases Thursday, according to the  Park County Health Department.

The county has reported 1,005 total cases during the pandemic, 100 of which are active.

The milestone comes amid the county’s shift to phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination plan, which encompasses people ages 70 and older, those with certain chronic diseases and certain high risk groups such as Native Americans.

Livingston HealthCare announced on its website Wednesday afternoon it has received 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine for distribution to those in phase 1B. All of the appointments for those doses have been filled.

“The demand for vaccine is greater than our supply at this point in time — please be patient as we work through this evolving process,” the announcement read.

Neither the Park County Health Department nor Community Health Partners have announced receiving any 1B doses, although the Health Department has said it will focus on those ages 80 and up for the first part of phase 1B.

Statewide, Montana has reported 90,649 COVID-19 cases, 4,841 of which are active.

There have been 1,100 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Montana, seven of which were Park County residents.