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In the worst one day rise since April 18 , seven Ravali County, Montana, men were confirmed to have COVID-19 in the 24-hours prior to 10 a.m. today.

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After holding steady for about a month, Montana COVID-19 cases are again creeping up, as shown in the graph updated at 10 a.m. today.

Three were between 10 and 19 years old, two between 20 and 29 and two between 60 and 69 years old.

With the new diagnoses, there are now 22 active cases and the overall count in Montana rises to 478. Of those 440 have recovered and 16 have died. 65 Montanans were hospitalized due to COVID-19. As of today, three COVID-19 patients are in the hospital.

Two new cases in Kootenai County on Sunday raises the count in Idaho's five northern counties to 70. Statewide, 21 new cases confirmed Tuesday brings the count to 2,476, with 1,668 Idahoans recovered and 77 dead, all over 50 and most by far over the age of 80.

Idaho results for today will not be posted until 5 p.m.

No new cases in British Columbia's Interior Health Region, with 181 confirmed cases so far. Province wide, just two new cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,446. Of those, 45 patients are currently hospitalized, 12 in intensive care. 1,975 have recovered and 146 have died.

In Canada, 80,537 cases have been confirmed since the onset of the pandemic, with 6,029 dead.

As all 50 states relax measures imposed to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus, the U.S. numbers continue to rise far faster than any other nation, with 1,532,212 confirmed cases and 92,128 dead.

Globally, there were 4,931,057 cases as of this morning, and 324,240 deaths.

With 4.25-percent of the world's population, the United States has had 31-percent of the world's cases and 28-percent of the world's COVID-19 deaths.

Russia, the nation in second place in COVID-19 cases, has 1.87-percent of the world's population and 308,705 confirmed cases, or .06 percent of the world's cases; 2,972 Russians have died of novel coronavirus, or .009-percent of global COVID-19 mortality.

Canada, with .48-percent of the global population, has .05-percent of the world's COVID-19 cases and .019-percent of global COVID-19 deaths.

Mexico, with 1.65-percent of the world's population, has 54,346 confirmed COVID-19 cases, .01 percent of the cases world-wide, and 5,666 deaths, .017-percent of global deaths.

Publisher

Mike Weland has been a journalist since serving as battalion Hometown News specialist in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division beginning in 1979. He is publisher, editor and reporter at KootenaiValleyTimes.com, which he launched in March, 2018.

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