The Gallatin City-County Health Department announced on Wednesday two county residents died from complications due to COVID-19. Both passed away in late December, but the Health Department didn't receive the official death certificates until today.

The two people were women who died at their residences in long-term care facilities. A woman in her 80's passed the week of December 20th and another woman in her 90's passed the week of December 27th.  These COVID-19 related deaths now bring our total to 41 in Gallatin County since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

The Health Department sends our condolences to both of these women’s family and friends. Even though the vaccine is being distributed in Gallatin County, it will take some time for it to be available to everyone. In order to safeguard our most vulnerable citizens, continue social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing face coverings, washing hands, and staying home when sick.

stated Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer.

Out of respect for the families, no further details will be released.

While Gallatin County has registered 41 COVID-related deaths, no one under the age of 50 has died with the virus. 15 of our deaths locally have been individuals over 90 years of age and 13 deaths have been people in their 80s.

92% of all COVID-related deaths in the county were people over the age of 70. Currently, there are 9 hospitalizations in the county related to COVID-19.

If you have questions about the coronavirus, The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take your calls. You can reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com. For Gallatin County COVID-19 data, visit HealthyGallatin.org.

 

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