Yellowstone County, Montana – Three people lost the battle with Covid-19 over the weekend in Yellowstone County, according to RiverStone Health.
These most recent deaths include one 60-year-old woman, one 90-year-old woman and a man in his 70s. All of them had underlying health conditions and two of them were not vaccinated against Covid-19 while the third one had received only one vaccine dose.
In the first eleven days of July, six virus related deaths were reported. The county’s pandemic death toll is 281 with the recent deaths, with 70 of them occurring since the beginning of 2021.
“My heart goes out to the friends and family of these three pandemic victims. As we seek to comfort those who already have suffered terribly from COVID-19, let’s redouble our resolve to prevent new cases. Our friends and neighbors who are elderly, immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions may not experience as high a rate of vaccine protection against the virus as healthy or younger individuals. Community members need to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. Please do not wait for tragedy to strike your family,” Yellowstone County health officer, and president and CEO of RiverStone Health, John Felton said.