Senator Steve Daines meets with Billings health leaders after surge of COVID-19 cases in Yellowstone County

BILLINGS, Mont. – The number of active cases in Yellowstone County prompted Senator Steve Daines to host a virtual roundtable with county medical leaders.

According to Mayor Bill Cole, Yellowstone County is the epicenter for coronavirus, with 16 out of the 45 new cases reported Sunday coming out of Yellowstone County.

City health leaders met with Senator Steve Daines using Zoom, to discuss what this surge means for the county and hospitals.

CEO for RiverStone Health, John Felton, says an increase of contact activities like weddings and barbecues may be contributing to the surge of cases.