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Fallon County now has zero cases of Coronavirus.

The two positive cases identified earlier in the summer have moved over to the recovered list, as reported by the state Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, the state of Montana had a total of 5,846 confirmed positive cases since testing began. That included the 57 new cases also reported Tuesday.

Of the nearly 5,900 reported cases, the state lists 4,206 as having recovered from COVID-19.

But 84 people did not recover from the pandemic since it arrived in the Treasure State.

There are 97 people in the state hospitalized with COVID-19, the latest in the total of 339 who were hospitalized in the past few months.

The state has given 205,512 tests since the program started earlier this year.

In eastern Montana, Fallon is not alone with having zero current cases of COVID-19. Powder River County along the Wyoming border had one case, since recovered. Also to the south. Carter County has no cases.

To the north, Wibaux County has three recovered cases. Prairie County has one recovered case.

But COVID-19 is never far from the county.

Custer County to the west of Fallon County has had a total of 61 confirmed cases and two deaths this year, The county has nine active cases currently with 50 people who have recovered.

Rosebud County, to the west of Custer County, has had 79 confirmed cases and currently has 56 active cases. Twenty-two people have recovered in Rosebud County. One has died.

To the north of both Wibaux and Prairie counties, Dawson County has 17 active cases, with 14 of the 31 cases having recovered.

But the hot spots in the state have been in Yellowstone and Big Horn counties.

Yellowstone County has had a total of 1,539 confirmed cases this year. Of that, there were 32 fatalities.

The county currently has 654 active cases, with 853 people having recovered.

Fourteen Montanans have died because of COVID-19 in Big Horn County. There have been 543 confirmed cases with 284 listed as recovered.  As of Tuesday, Big Horn County had 245 active cases.

As a state, Montana is still at the low end when it comes to comparing cases with the rest of the nation,

Hawaii has had three deaths per 100,000 residents, while Alaska has four.

Wyoming has five fatalities per 100,000 population, while Montana has eight and Oregon, Vermont, Maine and West Virginia each having nine deaths per 100,000 residents..

By comparison, New Jersey had 179 deaths per 100,000, while New York had 169 deaths per 100,000 residents, showing the impact the pandemic had earlier this year in the New England region.

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