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Montana Clocks New COVID-19 Record, Outbreak At Billings Memory Care Facility

Montana health officials announced 80 new cases of the COVID-19 illness July 7, including over 50 cases in Yellowstone County, the majority of which are connected to an assisted living facility in Billings. The new cases break the state’s record for single day total cases reported.

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Montana health officials announced 80 new cases of the COVID-19 illness July 7, including over 50 cases in Yellowstone County, the majority of which are connected to an assisted living facility in Billings. The new cases break the state’s record for single day total cases reported.

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07/07/20, 5:30 p.m.

Montana health officials announced 80 new cases of the COVID-19 illness Tuesday. The number includes over 50 cases in Yellowstone County, the majority of which are connected to an assisted living facility in Billings

The Canyon Creek Memory Care Community in Billings says all of its residents and staff had been tested on Friday after a staff member recently tested positive for the virus. Two of the 43 residents that tested positive were hospitalized and the rest remain at Canyon Creek. Results for 24 staff and residents are pending.

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