HELENA – No new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Montana on Monday for the fifth straight day, keeping the total number of cases at 479.
There were 22 people with active cases of COVID-19, including three people who were in the hospital, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said. Sixteen people with COVID-19 have died in the state.
An outbreak of the disease in western Montana has been tied to an exclusive golf and country club developed by financial executive Charles Schwab. Eight people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Ravalli County are employees of the club near Hamilton, Stock Farm Club General Manager Steve Buck said.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
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