With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the latest national COVID-19 numbers show an omicron subvariant continues to drive an uptick in cases and hospitalizations nationwide.

While coronavirus cases remain lower than during the surge over the winter, the same numbers show the country is seeing an increase of around 26 percent over the previous week, and a three-fold increase over the last month. 

CDC data shows that among people ages 50 to 64, 62 percent have not received a COVID 19 vaccine in the last six months. Health officials say it’s especially critical for vulnerable older adults who haven’t had a second booster since December 2021 to get one. 

And children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced. Boosters are open to children in that age group who received a second vaccine dose at least five months ago.

Here is a breakdown of COVID cases in Montana this week beginning with Yellowstone County.

View hot spots map data as a table for 5/22/22

LocationAverage daily casesPer 100,000 people
Yellowstone County18.911.9
Wibaux County0.00.0
Wheatland County0.00.0
Valley County2.026.6
Treasure County0.00.0
Toole County0.48.6
Teton County0.34.7
Sweet Grass County0.37.8
Stillwater County0.11.5
Silver Bow County2.67.4
Sheridan County0.00.0
Sanders County0.76.2
Rosebud County0.00.0
Roosevelt County0.00.0
Richland County1.110.1
Ravalli County3.07.2
Prairie County0.00.0
Powell County0.12.1
Powder River County0.00.0
Pondera County0.711.8
Phillips County0.00.0
Petroleum County0.00.0
Park County6.137.8
Musselshell County0.13.0
Missoula County30.326.1
Mineral County0.00.0
Meagher County0.736.3
McCone County0.00.0
Madison County1.619.1
Lincoln County1.36.6
Liberty County0.00.0
Lewis and Clark County9.714.5
Lake County2.37.7
Judith Basin County0.00.0
Jefferson County1.310.9
Hill County1.48.7
Granite County0.00.0
Golden Valley County0.00.0
Glacier County2.115.6
Garfield County0.00.0
Gallatin County53.651.2
Flathead County16.917.2
Fergus County0.00.0
Fallon County0.00.0
Deer Lodge County0.77.8
Dawson County0.77.8
Daniels County0.00.0
Custer County0.00.0
Chouteau County0.12.5
Cascade County9.411.5
Carter County0.00.0
Carbon County1.312.2
Broadwater County0.12.4
Blaine County0.00.0
Big Horn County0.75.3
Beaverhead County0.33.0

View hot spots map data as a table for 5/22/22

LocationAverage daily casesPer 100,000 people
Yellowstone County18.911.9
Wibaux County0.00.0
Wheatland County0.00.0
Valley County2.026.6
Treasure County0.00.0
Toole County0.48.6
Teton County0.34.7
Sweet Grass County0.37.8
Stillwater County0.11.5
Silver Bow County2.67.4
Sheridan County0.00.0
Sanders County0.76.2
Rosebud County0.00.0
Roosevelt County0.00.0
Richland County1.110.1
Ravalli County3.07.2
Prairie County0.00.0
Powell County0.12.1
Powder River County0.00.0
Pondera County0.711.8
Phillips County0.00.0
Petroleum County0.00.0
Park County6.137.8
Musselshell County0.13.0
Missoula County30.326.1
Mineral County0.00.0
Meagher County0.736.3
McCone County0.00.0
Madison County1.619.1
Lincoln County1.36.6
Liberty County0.00.0
Lewis and Clark County9.714.5
Lake County2.37.7
Judith Basin County0.00.0
Jefferson County1.310.9
Hill County1.48.7
Granite County0.00.0
Golden Valley County0.00.0
Glacier County2.115.6
Garfield County0.00.0
Gallatin County53.651.2
Flathead County16.917.2
Fergus County0.00.0
Fallon County0.00.0
Deer Lodge County0.77.8
Dawson County0.77.8
Daniels County0.00.0
Custer County0.00.0
Chouteau County0.12.5
Cascade County9.411.5
Carter County0.00.0
Carbon County1.312.2
Broadwater County0.12.4
Blaine County0.00.0
Big Horn County0.75.3
Beaverhead County0.33.0

22/22

LocationAverage daily casesPer 100,000 people
Yellowstone County18.911.9
Wibaux County0.00.0
Wheatland County0.00.0
Valley County2.026.6
Treasure County0.00.0
Toole County0.48.6
Teton County0.34.7
Sweet Grass County0.37.8
Stillwater County0.11.5
Silver Bow County2.67.4
Sheridan County0.00.0
Sanders County0.76.2
Rosebud County0.00.0
Roosevelt County0.00.0
Richland County1.110.1
Ravalli County3.07.2
Prairie County0.00.0
Powell County0.12.1
Powder River County0.00.0
Pondera County0.711.8
Phillips County0.00.0
Petroleum County0.00.0
Park County6.137.8
Musselshell County0.13.0
Missoula County30.326.1
Mineral County0.00.0
Meagher County0.736.3
McCone County0.00.0
Madison County1.619.1
Lincoln County1.36.6
Liberty County0.00.0
Lewis and Clark County9.714.5
Lake County2.37.7
Judith Basin County0.00.0
Jefferson County1.310.9
Hill County1.48.7
Granite County0.00.0
Golden Valley County0.00.0
Glacier County2.115.6
Garfield County0.00.0
Gallatin County53.651.2
Flathead County16.917.2
Fergus County0.00.0
Fallon County0.00.0
Deer Lodge County0.77.8
Dawson County0.77.8
Daniels County0.00.0
Custer County0.00.0
Chouteau County0.12.5
Cascade County9.411.5
Carter County0.00.0
Carbon County1.312.2
Broadwater County0.12.4
Blaine County0.00.0
Big Horn County0.75.3
Beaverhead County0.33.0

 Hot spots in Montana

This map shows a rolling average of daily cases for the past week. This is the best sign of hot spots. Our experts monitor this 7-day average instead of new cases, especially since local health departments have shifted their focus to vaccine reporting and no longer report case counts every 24 hours. Mayo Clinic is tracking COVID-19 cases and forecasting hot spots. All data and predictions include the delta and omicron variants and other SARS-CoV-2 variants.