State and local COVID-19 update, Aug. 6, 2021


Last updated 8/6/2021 at 12:29pm

With the upswing in new cases and the Delta variant hitting Montana including being confirmed in a Blaine County case, local health departments are urging everyone to mask up if needed.

“Due to the circulation and increased contagiousness of the Delta variant, even fully vaccinated people should mask up in areas with significant community transmission. Metrics for levels of transmission can be found here:,” local COVID-19 updates are saying.

People can find online where vaccines are available in their area through, operated by Boston’s Children’s Hospital and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Digital Service.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 117,882 with 272 new cases, 1,973 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 137. The number of deaths was 1,722.

Blaine County Health Department reported Thursday evening being notified of no new cases, 879 total, 4 active, no active hospitalizations, 46 deaths.

Hill County Health Department reported Thursday evening that 8 new cases were reported with 2,088 total, 27 active, no active hospitalizations listed, 24 deaths.

Rocky Boy, last updated last Friday, also reported on either Chouteau or Hill County numbers, had 9 active, 8 active on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, no active hospitalizations. It has had 7 deaths.

Fort Belknap reported Thursday evening, also reported on either Blaine or Phillips County numbers, no new cases, 511 total, none active, no active hospitalizations, 12 deaths.

Liberty County, reported on the state update this morning, had 2 new cases, 125 total, 4 active, 1 death.

Chouteau County, reported on the state update this morning, had no new cases, 519 total, none active, 7 deaths.

People can visit the state tracking map, normally updated between 10 and 11:30 a.m. each day, online through links at and at .


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