The Montana State Department of Health and Human Services has announced a second death in Montana from COVID 19.

Governor Steve Bullock issued the following statement.

I’m saddened to hear that a second Montanan has died from COVID-19. No matter in which community we live, the impact of each loss of life has a ripple effect all throughout the state and serves as a reminder of how serious this disease is. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of this Montanan.”

Notification of the death was provided by the Madison County Public Health Department today and confirmed by the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.

As of Monday, the number of Montanans who have confirmed cases of coronavirus is 171.