The state’s data dashboard also reported an additional death, for a total of 55 statewide. It was not immediately clear in which county the death occurred.
There were 69 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, on Thursday. There have been 3,814 cumulative cases, with 2,240. Recovered means a person has tested negative since being ill and is no longer able to spread the virus.
The new cases reported Thursday include 34 in Yellowstone County, 30 in Big Horn, 20 in Gallatin and 10 in Missoula.
Flathead County reported seven cases, Lewis and Clark reported six and Butte-Silver Bow reported four. Cascade, Park, Roosevelt and Valley counties all added three cases each. Carbon, Dawson, Deer Lodge and Judith Basin counties each added two cases. Beaverhead, Fergus, Jefferson, Madison, Powell, Ravalli and Wheatland counties each added a case.
On Wednesday Gov. Steve Bullock said the state is watching nine counties it has identified as hot spots, including Flathead,…