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Yellowstone County Woman In 80s Is State's 17th COVID Death

Billings, Montana
Ali Eminov
According to RiverStone Health, the woman died Monday at a Billings hospital.

A Yellowstone County woman in her 80′s has died of COVID-19, the 17th death in Montana due to the respiratory virus.

County health officials announced the death May 26. According to RiverStone Health, the woman, whose name has not been released, died Monday at a Billings hospital.

She is the third person to die from coronavirus in the county.

Montana's last confirmed COVID-19 death happened on Apr. 28, also in Yellowstone County. There have been no new cases among the more than 3,000 tests run in the five days from May 21 through May 26.

One new case was discovered in Big Horn County Tuesday. Tests have confirmed 479 cases of COVID-19 in Montana to date. 21 cases are still active.

Gov. Steve Bullock has announced plans for the second phase of reopening the economy to begin on Jun. 1, with increased capacity at bars and restaurants and a lifting of the 14 day quarantine for out of state travelers