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Yellowstone County Records Its Youngest COVID-19 Death

Yellowstone County Tuesday reached 300 cumulative COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The latest deaths include a woman in her 20s with no underlying conditions, the youngest Yellowstone County resident to die from the coronavirus. The statewide death toll has grown by about 106 people since the beginning of August.

There were about 275 people hospitalized statewide for COVID-19 Tuesday morning. Hospitals continue to be near or exceed hospital capacity at times and staffing is strained. State health and hospital officials continue to say the majority of those who are hospitalized for or die from the coronavirus are unvaccinated.

Aaron Bolton is Montana Public Radio's Flathead Valley reporter.