Montana Coronavirus Report | Montana Free Press

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Montana cases

As of Thurssday, June 10, the state reports that 833,934 doses of vaccine have been administered in Montana, and 407,607 Montanans have been fully immunized. The state has reported a cumulative total of 112,690 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 104 new cases since the most recent report, 643 active cases, and 110,409 people considered recovered. State officials also report that 5,381 of the cases have resulted in hospitalizations, with 61 patients currently hospitalized. There have been 1,638 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.

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vaccine hesitancy

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