Three more COVID deaths in Park County

Jason Bacaj - Enterprise Staff Writer
Monday, October 11, 2021

Cases of COVID-19 in Park County reached an all-time high in recent days, as three more residents died from the virus, the Park City-County Health Officer reported Friday.

The deaths occurred in the past week and bring the total number of county residents who’ve died from COVID-19 to 29, said Dr. Laurel Desnick in a Friday video update.

Park County had 137 active cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the most recent data available from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Statewide, there were 12,539 active cases and 463 hospitalizations as of the end of last week.

As of Friday, there were 23 active cases of COVID-19 in the Livingston School District.

Four members of the Montana National Guard are currently assisting at Livingston HealthCare as the hospital has faced a greater volume of patients than anticipated over the past two months. The four Guard members are split into two-person teams and alternate between serving as patient attendants and assisting with cleaning and sanitizing the hospital. The Guard members’ deployment to LHC runs until Oct. 15, unless the hospital requests an extension.

The Park County Health Department recently expanded its testing to run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Park County Fairgrounds in Livingston. Testing is also available weekly in Gardiner and the Shields Valley.