Coronavirus

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the county have been slowly decreasing in number in recent weeks, with about 16 daily cases per 100,000 people, according to the Gallatin City-County Board of Health.

Montana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal governments that will be put to the test as the state opens vaccine eligibility to all people 16 and older starting this month.

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Montana’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to increase next week, news that comes as the state opens vaccine eligibility to all Montanans ages 16 and older beginning Thursday.

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Bozeman School District won’t see many changes due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent changes to social distancing recommendations after implementing four or five days of in-person learning in its schools months ago.

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The death rate in Montana spiked in 2020, and for the first time since records were kept beginning in 1908, the number of deaths in the state outpaced the number of births.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department has released additional information about Montana’s first three cases of the U.K. variant — all of which occurred in Gallatin County and were confirmed on Wednesday.

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Although teachers and school staff don’t meet state eligibility standards for the COVID-19 vaccine, they can receive doses through a federal program that delivers vaccines directly to 9,000 pharmacies nationwide.

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At least four people have died at a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in Livingston that started after most residents had received at least the first dose of the vaccine.

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Gallatin County plans to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday in line with new guidelines from the state that allow local jurisdictions to begin offering doses to adults over 60 and those 15 to 59 with specific medical conditions including asthma and liver disease, a group …

Montana is considering becoming the latest state to intensify its hunt for welfare overpayments and fraud, a move expected to remove more than 1,500 enrollees from low-income health coverage at a time when the pandemic has left more people needing help.