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As of Monday, Butte-Silver Bow had administered a total of 30,937 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. That puts Butte-Silver Bow at 1,082.6 doses per 1,000 population, the second highest vaccination rate in the state.

Montana as a whole accounts for 863.8 doses per 1,000 population.

At Butte-Silver Bow, 14,467 people are fully immune. This represents 50.6% of the eligible county population and 41.4% of the total county population. Throughout Montana, 32.8% of the total population is vaccinated.

Sullivan said the goal over the next few months is to have 80% of the entire population of Butte-Silver Bow vaccinated. For more information on vaccine distribution in Butte-Silver Bow and Montana, see:

On Monday, the Department of Health released its weekly report on COVID-19 data. As of Sunday, May 9, the department was reporting 4,098 positive cases in the county, since Butte-Silver Bow was informed of its first case of COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. Of these, 4,009 have recovered and three cases remain. active.

Five cases have been added to the county’s overall case count, due to a systematic and ongoing reconciliation with state data, Sullivan said.

For the week of May 1-7, the Department of Health reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, down 11 cases from the previous week of April 24-30, when 14 new cases were reported.

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