Last week pediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccines began making their way into the arms of kids ages five to 11. So far, the response to vaccines for the age group has gone well.
School nurses are dealing with more positive cases, more symptomatic students and more angry parents, than ever, said School District 2 Nursing Department Chair Rachel Coombs.
In the first nine months of 2021, at least 842 Montanans died from COVID-19 related illness.
With the surge in COVID patients swelling hospital capacity, it has taken creativity to make way for trauma patients.
During the last week, at least 47 more Montanans died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 2,259 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
A COVID vaccine or flu shot does not prevent donors from giving blood and there is no waiting period to donate after receiving the vaccinations.
The surge of COVID-19 in Montana continues to swell.
Expanding the size of nursing programs isn't as easy as it sounds because of the shortage of clinical sites where students gain real-life experience, and a shortage of nursing educators.
The widespread turn to remote work was one of the most prominent effects of the COVID-19 economy. When the pandemic struck in the spring of 20…
In Yellowstone County, 129 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 111 are unvaccinated. Between the two hospitals, 30 patients are in the ICU and 20 are on ventilators. Of those, all are unvaccinated.
During the last seven days, 45 more Montanans died of COVID-19, and 6,404 new cases have been added, bringing the active case count to 9,721.
“It’s gotten to the point that we are in a crisis,” said Billings Clinic CEO Dr. Scott Ellner.
In the last seven days, 27 more people have died of COVID-19 in Montana. Seven of those were Yellowstone County residents. The week marked the highest one week death toll in Yellowstone County since January.
The pandemic disproportionately hurt Native Americans nationwide, and the Blackfeet community, which lost 48 people to the virus, was no exception.
While many businesses in this southwestern Montana "ghost town" reel in tourists with its mining and Wild West vigilante past, one businessman arrived offering a modern product: covid-19 vaccines.
Over the last week, Montana averaged 49.3 COVID patients hospitalized in ICUs, up from 38 last week. The last time ICU occupancy reached this level was Dec. 2020.
Over the last week, Montana has averaged 139.1 COVID patients in hospitals, the highest it’s been since January. Of those hospitalized at Billings Clinic, about 85% are unvaccinated.
A looming fourth wave of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations means health care workers face another wave of mental health struggles and burnout worsened by staff shortages.
The two men applied for over $1,043,000 in PPP loans last year between April and December. In the applications, the men allegedly made numerous false statements about having paid payroll taxes and having employees.
“We’re seeing younger people right now in the hospital and that’s because of Delta,” Billings Clinic Director of Patient Safety and Infection Control Nancy Iversen said.
The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later she tested negative for the virus, but her symptoms have only worsened.