Yellowstone County reports COVID-19 related deaths – KTVQ Billings News

RiverStone Health, Yellowstone Countys public health department, reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday. One death originates from the COVID-19 outbreak at Canyon Creek Memory Care.
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, a female in her 80s who had lived at Canyon Creek died in a Yellowstone County hospital. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, a man in his 90s who lived in another Yellowstone County senior living center passed away at the facility.
These deaths are reflected on the Aug. 8 state COVID-19 tracking map, as the death toll stands at 75 around the state. Cascade County verified its fourth death due to COVID-19 on Friday; the very first COVID-19 death in Stillwater County was also reported on Friday.
A total of 16 COVID-19 associated deaths have been connected with the outbreak at Canyon Creek Memory Care.
“Our sincere condolences to the deceaseds households and their loved ones as they grieve their passing,” said John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer and RiverStone Health president and CEO.
“The loss of these community members are pointers of the awful consequences of COVID-19 infections. I urge all of us to take 30 minutes, a minute for each local, to show and honor those who have actually been taken from us prematurely,” Felton stated.
To date, 1,261 Yellowstone County residents have been contaminated with COVID-19 and 30 have died.