COVID-19 cases in Cascade County have begun to decline since the recent rise due to the omicron variant. However, the cases are still not back to the low lows of the pre-delta wave.
The Cascade City-County Health Department reported Wednesday that in the week ending Feb. 23, there were 677 new COVID-19 cases and two new county deaths.
There was an average of 118.9 new cases per 100,000 people per day and 832 new cases per 100,000 people per week. The positivity rate in the county from February 2 to February 15 was 15.8%, which is considered high. Fifty percent of eligible county residents are fully vaccinated, and 151 people in Cascade County were newly vaccinated this week.
Cascade County reported 154 new cases on Wednesday and has 341 active cases. There have been 310 deaths in the county, which is zero new deaths since Tuesday.
Montana reported 655 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s active cases to 2,348. There have been a total of 3,156 virus deaths across the country, and 54% of eligible Montanans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
There are 164 active admissions and at least 6,536 new tests have been administered since Tuesday.
Flathead County had 153 new cases, Gallatin County had 65, Yellowstone County had 52, Missoula County had 33 and Lake County had 28.