Montana COVID-19 tracker

With the spread of the highly infectious delta variant across Montana, COVID-19 numbers are beginning to rival what the state went through at the peaks of the pandemic last fall and winter. Below is a series of data visualizations highlighting how the state and its counties are faring as the pandemic continues. The historical data used in the visualizations was provided by John Hopkins Medical Hospital and is updated Monday through Friday with data provided by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.


The state reported 1,096 new cases of COVID-19 on September 16, 2021. Bringing the number of active cases in the state to 9,130 and the seven-day average to 820. With the new cases, the state’s cumulative case count since the onset of the pandemic is 138,493 — of those infections, 6,879 have led to hospitalizations across the state with 355 active hospitalizations on September 16. The state also reported 7 new deaths on September 16 putting the seven-day death average at 5. Since recording its first death in March of 2020, 1,865 Montanans have died from COVID-19 related illness.


The state reached a milestone in late August when it announced 50 percent of eligible Montanans were fully vaccinated against the infection. As of September 16 Montana has administered 974,666 doses of the vaccine with 476,385 or 51 percent of the state’s eligible population, full vaccinated. There is no available data yet on how many eligible residents have received their third booster shot, but the state says 22,000 Montanans are currently eligible.