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First Covid-19 related death in June reported in Yellowstone County



One additional Covid-19 fatality reported in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County, Montana – First Covid-19 virus related death of a county resident was recorded in Yellowstone County.

At a Billings hospital, on June 3, a woman in her 80s lost the battle with the virus.

In addition, a female Yellowstone County resident at her 70s died on Sunday, April 18 in an out-of-state hospital. According to RiverStone Health, her death became known through a vital statistics review at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

According to RiverStone Health data, these recent deaths increase the county’s pandemic death toll to 270 since April 2020.

“Too many lives have been cut short due to COVID-19. Families and friends of loved ones continue to grieve painful losses brought on by the pandemic and I offer my deepest sympathies to all who are experiencing heartache. We can help end the pandemic through vaccination and so that more families do not suffer from lives lost too soon, I strongly encourage everyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated,” said John Felton Yellowstone County health officer, president and CEO of RiverStone Health.

Safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available through retail pharmacies. RiverStone Health is also staffing two free, walk-in vaccination clinics this week:

⦁ June 11, 10 a.m. – noon, MSUB Orientation, Pfizer and J&J

⦁ June 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., RiverStone Health Walk-in, Lil Anderson Center (4 story building), Pfizer and J&J

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12 and older and the Moderna and J&J vaccines are approved for people 18 and older.

People under 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Consent forms are available at the clinics.