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Missoula Co. confirms 42 new COVID-19 cases

Missoula Health Department
Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 17:23:15-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports a total of 42 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Wednesday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has fallen from 350 on Wednesday to 281. Two of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,390 including 6,056 recoveries and 53 COVID-19 related deaths.

A total of 18 COVID-19 related hospitalizations are being reported as of Thursday including nine county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 34. 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.

MCCHD announced on Dec. 4 that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center located on Flynn Lane is accepting weekend appointments.

The Missoula City-County Board of Health updated the local COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 19.

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.