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Evening Newscast 04-08-20

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's Fort Peck Tribes have reported two cases of COVID-19, believed to be the first on any reservation in the state.

Montana has a total of 332 positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday out of nearly 7,400 tests performed. Gallatin, Yellowstone, Missoula, Lewis and Clark, and Flathead counties say the virus is spreading within the community.

Over 90 percent of travel-related businesses in Montana have been impacted by COVID-19 through cancellations and a sharp decline in bookings, according to a biweekly survey by the University of Montana.

Federal assistance through the CARES Act is making its way to Montana health centers to help combat the costs of the COVID 19 epidemic. Montana is entitled to $9.1 million dollars to support 14 health centers across the state.

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