Health Official says Montana is experiencing a 'public health crisis' due to the rising number of COVID 19 cases that could overwhelm local hospitals.

Missoula City County Health Department reports two more COVID 19 deaths on Thursday, with no details other than they were middle aged or older and died from 'complications due to COVID 19'.

Health Department issues new orders restricting local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, due to increasing COVID 19 infections.

A 40 percent chance of rain in western Montana today, with highs near 60.