The latest numbers
As of Wednsday, June 9, the state reports that 831,078 doses of vaccine have been administered in Montana, and 405,648 Montanans have been fully immunized. The state has reported a cumulative total of 112,591 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 75 new cases since the most recent report, 630 active cases, and 110,325 people considered recovered. State officials also report that 5,376 of the cases have resulted in hospitalizations, with 60 patients currently hospitalized. There have been 1,636 Montana deaths attributed to the disease. The state does not update COVID statistics on Saturday or Sunday. The state’s official dashboard is here, and more information on the numbers reported by the state is here.
latest stories from Montana Free Press
Officials with an Idaho-based mining company developing two large copper and silver mines in Northwest Montana said they are undeterred by a recent ruling that could let the state label its CEO a “bad actor” because of a failed mine clean-up more than two decades ago in a different part of the state.
The Public Service Commission has pledged to address culture and leadership issues after a scathing legislative audit.
Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The jockeying of the two schools — one a nonprofit, the other for-profit — to open campuses in Montana highlights the rapid spread of for-profit medical learning centers despite their once-blemished reputation.
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