Podcast: COVID Rising

Managing Editor Myers Reece joins host Micah Drew to talk about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the valley, and what the new school year might look like as the pandemic continues

By Micah Drew

Dig even deeper into the biggest stories of the last seven days with the Beacon’s weekly podcast.

This week:

Flathead County has seen a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, including 42 hospitalizations on Aug. 17, breaking the single-day record set last November during the pandemic’s peak. Logan Health reports its adult acute-care capacity has been exceeded and that the current surge in cases, driven by the highly infectious Delta variant, has likely yet to hit its peak.

Flathead Beacon Managing Editor Myers Reece routinely talks with local hospital and health department officials to stay updated on the status of the virus in the valley and joined host Micah Drew to share the latest statistics and worries from around the valley.

Later, Micah runs through the biggest stories from the last seven days, including new COVID-19 restrictions on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the Flathead’s new minor league baseball team and Waterton-Glacier’s joint status as a fully certified International Dark Sky Park. Read about these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Flathead Beacon.

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The music in this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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