Another one-day COVID-19 record in Montana

Montana logged 932 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the day ended at 10 a.m. today, another single-day state record. Since our last report October 20, 26 more Montanans have died, bringing the toll to 278.

Flathead County saw 112 news cases, bringing the county to 5,557 cases, with 801 active and 23 dead of novel coronavirus. Lincoln County reported nine new cases, bringing its total to 267, with 68 cases active and three fatal.

In the Idaho Panhandle, 72 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the day ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the total to 4,610 cases and 73 deaths. There were 30 people hospitalized, and 3,634 cases had been closed.

Boundary County has now had 113 cases verified, 49 of them active, Bonner County 458, 87 active, Kootenai County 3,628, 796 active, Shoshone County 166, 23 active, and Benewah County 241, 15 active.

Boundary County has lost one person to novel coronavirus, Bonner County 2, Kootenai County 47, Shoshone County 20 and Benewah County 3.

Statewide, 987 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the day ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 55,650, with 546 Idahoans dead of the illness.

Nationwide, the CDC reported 63,656 new cases in the last day, and 1,076 more deaths in the day ended at 12:31 p.m. Eastern today.

As of 10:24 a.m. Eastern today, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine showed 8,368,520 United States COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and 222,577 deaths.

In the Interior Health Region of British Columbia, there were eight new cases reported in the day ended at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the total to 632, with 52 active. Two were hospitalized and two have died.

Province wide, there were 203 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 12,057, with 1,766 cases active and 70 hospitalized for novel coronavirus, 21 in intensive care. British Columbia has lost 256 of her citizens.

Across Canada, 2,669 new cases confirmed Wednesday and 35 people died. That brings the cumulative total, per Johns Hopkins, to 210,239 cases and 9,904 deaths.