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Fallon County is dropping fast.

At least in positive tests when it comes to the battle against a pandemic which has claimed more than 300,000 in less than a year.

It has been dramatic drop in the pandemic positive case load.

Several weeks ago, Fallon County reported 80 active COVID-19 cases in a county with just over 2,900 people.

As of Tuesday, the state health office had only one listed in the county.

The Fallon County Health Department announced there were just five active cases Monday.

It was a trend the county has been showing for a while, with 12 cases listed Dec. 10 and that came after a day after the county health department celebrated having no new cases on its Facebook page. “Today was the first day we’ve had in a long while with ZERO new COVID-19 cases! Great job to our residents and a special thanks to those businesses in town that are doing their part. We appreciate you!!!”

State numbers drop

That trend is happening state-wide.

Although Montana has reached 826 COVID-19 fatalities by Tuesday, the state also logged 64,298 recoveries.

On Nov. 13. the state had more than 1,600 new daily positive cases.

As of Monday, that number had dropped by half to 803 new daily positives.

Since the pandemic hit the state in March, there have been a total of 74,040 cases, with many of the counties with large cities being the hardest hit.

Yellowstone County has had 12,813 cases this year, with 2,224 currently listed as active and 92 new positives. So far this year, 10,444 have recovered and the county has had 145 fatalities.

On Nov. 14, Yellowstone County hit a high of 1,622 new cases. On Dec. 14, it was just 53 cases.

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