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By LEANNE KAVANAGH

Pioneer Press Editor

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The Glacier County Health Department reported the first Glacier County death from COVID-19 on Friday, July 24.

“Glacier County Health Department is deeply saddened to confirm the first death of a Glacier County resident related to COVID-19. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends,” said Jenny Krapf, Glacier County Health Department Interim Director. “We urge our community to continue to be vigilant and supportive of each other as we work together to protect our most vulnerable.” 

The individual was a woman in her 80’s. To protect the privacy of the individual and family members, Glacier County Health Department (GCHD) will not release any further information.

Krapf reported on Monday, July 27 there were no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Glacier County. As of Monday, the total active cases number 17. 

This figure includes cases reported to the GCHD by the Indian Health Service in Browning. Cumulative cases in Glacier County to date are 51, added Krapf. Thirty-three of those have recovered.

Toole County reported no active cases on July 27 and Pondera County had five active cases. 

Toole County has had 31 reported cases with 25 of those recovered. Six individuals died of COVID-19.

Pondera County has had a total of eight cases and three have recovered

Total confirmed cases in Montana stood at 3,381 on July 27 with 1,244 of those listed as active.

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