HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Nearly half of Montana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in September as the state continues to see record numbers of cases.
The state reported 429 cases on Thursday, the highest daily total by a margin of 81 cases.
In September, Montana reported just over 6,000 cases, or 44% of the 13,500 reported since mid-March.
The numbers are thought to be much higher because not everyone has been tested, and studies show people can have COVID-19 without having symptoms.
The U.S. Employment and Training Administration reports applications for new unemployment assistance in Montana declined last week, but more than 3,000 people applied.