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This is the City in Montana With the Most COVID-19 Cases

24/7 Wall St.
24/7 Wall St.
 2021-10-14

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3lxlBB_0cQtIhBH00 The U.S. has reported more than 43.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of October 12. More than 705,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 -- the highest death toll of any country.

Nationwide, there were an average of 28.8 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans in the week ending October 12. Cumulatively, the U.S. has reported 13,374.3 cases per 100,000 Americans, and 214.9 deaths per 100,000 Americans.

In Montana, there were an average of 79.5 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in the week ending October 12. Cumulatively, Montana has reported 14,724.5 cases per 100,000 state residents, the 19th most of all 50 states. Montana has reported 193.7 deaths per 100,000, the 21st fewest of all 50 states.

While the nation’s largest metropolitan areas were hit hardest in the early months of the pandemic, nearly every city has suffered from the virus. Outbreaks are particularly likely to occur in places where large numbers of people tend to congregate, leaving cities with high concentrations of colleges, correctional facilities, and nursing homes particularly at risk.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Great Falls metropolitan area has reported 13,694 confirmed cases, or 16,776.7 per 100,000 residents -- the most of any city in Montana.

Billings, the city with the second most cases per capita, has reported 15,372.7 cases per 100,000 residents.

The coronavirus crisis has led to widespread unemployment across the country as consumer-facing businesses are forced to close and customers are encouraged to stay home. Unemployment in Great Falls peaked at 12.6% in April 2020, and is now at 3.7% as of May 2021.

To determine the metropolitan area in each state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed data from state and local health departments. We ranked metropolitan areas according to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents as of October 12. Data was aggregated from the county level to the metropolitan area level using boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population data used to adjust case and death totals came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey and are five-year estimates.

These are all the counties in Montana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

MSA Population Total cases Cases per 100,000 Total deaths Deaths per 100,000
Great Falls, MT 81,625 13,694 16,776.7 213 260.9
Billings, MT 179,071 27,528 15,372.7 376 210.0
Missoula, MT 117,309 14,321 12,207.9 136 115.9

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