Park County COVID numbers are trending down for now

Sam Klomhaus
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Park County’s COVID-19 numbers have been trending down in recent days, County Health Officer Dr. Laurel Desnick said Tuesday, and she’s hoping it stays that way.

Speaking at Tuesday’s County Commissioners meeting, Desnick said it’s too early to tell if there will be a bump in cases following Thanksgiving, like there was after July Fourth and Halloween.

According to the state of Montana’s COVID-19 dashboard, Park County reported 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 18 new cases Monday, six new cases Sunday and 16 new cases Saturday.

Park County has had 666 total confirmed COVID-19 cases so far during the pandemic, according to the state, 232 of which are active.

Desnick said the Health Department’s new testing center at the Park County Fairgrounds is seeing 50-75 people per day, on average.

As of Monday, there were two people hospitalized at Livingston HealthCare, according to the state’s hospital COVID occupancy report.

Statewide, there have been 63,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 16,167 of which are active.

There have been 698 total deaths in Montana attributed to COVID-19, including three Park County residents.