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Missoula Co. adds 62 COVID-19 cases; 59th death reported

59th COVID-19 related death reported
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Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 14:43:47-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 62 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were confirmed since the Wednesday update.

An additional COVID-19 related death is also being reported. No further information is being released.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 354 on Wednesday to 369.

A total of 7,049 COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Missoula County including 6,651 recoveries and 59 COVID-19 related deaths.

There are currently 28 active COVID-19 hospitalizations including 17 Missoula County residents, according to the MCCHD update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has dropped from 50 on Wednesday to 47.

The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital began COVID-19 vaccine immunizations on Dec. 17.

Missoula County residents can call 406-258-INFO weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 information.

MCCHD has a website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.